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Woman’s evidence found to be “absurdly dishonest” in personal injury claim

Weightmans’ intelligence team secured photographs of her behaving in a way that was inconsistent with her alleged injuries.

Tracy Kielty
Tracy Kielty Associate


The new personal injury discount rate - judicial review anybody?

An analysis of the Lord Chancellor's decision making process when calculating the new personal injury discount rate

Blaise Smith
Blaise Smith Partner


'Fundamentally dishonest’ tripping claim with costs summarily assessed

Paul Morris v Warrington Borough Council – DJ Hugman St Helens County Court

Suzanne Milne
Suzanne Milne Partner


Challenge to Roberts v Johnstone accommodation claims

The court has invited the claimant to adjorn her appeal so it can hear expert evidence in the test case that reviews the approach in Roberts v…

Dave Cottam
Dave Cottam Partner


Obtaining a declaration before 1 November; when having a good relationship with the Court matters

We have developed a system to give our clients the best chance of securing the declaration in time

Liam McGuire
Liam McGuire Partner


The discount rate's impact on the healthcare sector

The Lord Chancellor has announced the result of the discount rate review under the Civil Liability Act 2018. From 5 August 2019, the discount rate…

Paul Thomson
Paul Thomson Partner


The Professional Negligence Bar Association launches its new adjudication scheme

It is proposed that the scheme will enable professional negligence disputes to be resolved cost-effectively.

Rob Jones
Robert Jones Partner


Fair warning – Pursuer who ignored safety instructions has action dismissed

The Sheriff Personal Injury court has affirmed the importance of assessment and mitigation of risk in finding that the defender in this personal…

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