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Claimant’s damned lies in respect of vehicle repair and credit hire claim result in prison sentence

It is said that sequels are rarely better than the originals on which they are based, and it is true that the county court decision in John Vernon v…

Jeff Turton
Jeff Turton Principal Associate


Prison sentence for Manchester man who falsely claimed for hire car costs following accident

The sentence comes following a case brought by national law firm Weightmans on behalf of courier Tuffnells Parcels Express.

Jeff Turton
Jeff Turton Principal Associate


Court of Appeal supports decision that train operator was not liable after accident

A train operator was held not to be liable for the injuries sustained by a passenger who fell between carriages as it departed from the station.

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw Partner


Weightmans welcomes insurance specialists in London

National law firm Weightmans has continued its recruitment drive with the hire of insurance specialist Simon Durkin.

Simon Durkin
Simon Durkin Partner


Defamation in Scotland – Radical reform proposed

The Defamation and Malicious Publication (Bill) (Scotland) Bill – which, if enacted, would represent the most significant change in the law of…


Claim struck out after Litigation Friend absence

Weightmans has successfully applied to the court to strike out a child’s claim after the Claimant’s Litigation Friend failed to appear at two Infant…


Personal injury, Negligence, Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957

Spearman v Royal United Bath Hospitals NHS Trust. Hospital liable for claimant’s fall from a roof on basis of negligence.

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner


A little common sense sprinkled on Vnuk

CJEU qualifies Vnuk by ruling that only the transport uses of a dual use vehicle fall within the compulsory motor insurance requirements.

David Holt
David Holt Partner

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