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The first reform of third party contractual rights in almost 100 years

The Scottish Parliament passed the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill (“the Bill”) on 21 September 2017, reflecting the first change in…

Doug Keir
Doug Keir Partner

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Fraudster who sued council for bogus highway accident found guilty by High Court

Doncaster MBC established contempt of court in committal proceedings against a claimant who lied about suffering an injury on the public highway.

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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BREAKING NEWS: Fraudster who sued council for bogus highway accident found guilty by High Court

National law firm Weightmans, Doncaster MBC and insurers Zurich Municipal have successfully established contempt of court against a fraudster who…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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Court of Appeal ruling 'serious harm' - Defamation Act 2013

The Court of Appeal has handed down its first judgment on the interpretation of the ‘serious harm’ test under section 1(1) of the Defamation Act…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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Scottish historic child abuse Claims

The Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill (“the Bill”) received Royal Assent on 28 July 2017 thereby removing the limitation period of three…


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Government discount rate announcement has strategic implications for compensators

On 7 September 2017 the Government issued an early morning stock market announcement, outlining how it intends to approach the issue of the discount…


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Weightmans expert reacts to Ogden rate change announcement

The Ogden rate is going to be set between zero percent and one percent following a consultation launched in March.


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The Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 is not retrospective

The Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 came into force on 1 August 2016 and was enacted to rectify perceived defects in the Third…

Jim Byard
Jim Byard Partner

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