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Liability takes a holiday

A travel company was not liable for the sexual assault and rape of a holidaymaker by a member of staff at the hotel where she was staying.

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw Partner

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BREAKING NEWS: Weightmans secures planning judicial review victory for Wirral hotelier

The firm represented Thornton Hall Hotel, claimants in a case against Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council..

Lee Gordon
Lee Gordon Partner

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BREAKING NEWS: Weightmans secures court victory for business targeted in online hate campaign

Law firm successful in bringing years of online abuse to an end after six day trial

Damian Carter
Damian Carter Partner

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Hard, soft or somewhere in the middle: the effects and implications of Brexit in the Public Sector

The effects of Brexit on social housing, and the public sector workforce, shared services and the environment, are broad and uncertain. What will…

Simon Goacher
Simon Goacher Partner

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GDPR: what to do when a data breach occurs

The General Data Protection Regulation will introduce strict new reporting and record-keeping requirements in relation to data breaches.


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Burden of proof in Occupiers’ Liability Act claims

The council was not liable for an accident at its swimming pool when the claimant was unable to provide any evidence as to the cause of her fall.

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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Zero hours contracts: zero impact?

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill which is before Parliament includes a ban on the use of 'exclusivity clauses' in zero hours…

Michael Ryley
Michael Ryley Partner

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Athens Convention: Passenger injury claims in International Waters

When a passenger is injured in international waters, who bears the burden of proof and when might a prima facie case of negligence arise and be…

Phil James
Phil James Partner

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