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Vicarious liability extends to local authority foster carers

The Supreme Court has given a judgment today that, for the first time, holds a local authority vicariously liable for abuse by foster carers.


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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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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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Holding chief officers to account – the margin of appreciation

The PCC's decisions to suspend and require the resignation of the chief constable of SYP over statements about the Hillsborough verdict were…

John Riddell
John Riddell Partner

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Calculating strike pay deductions, important decision from the Supreme Court

An important judgment has clarified how much pay an employer is entitled to deduct when a teacher takes part in lawful strike action.


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Weightmans welcomes top hire to Yorkshire team

National law firm Weightmans LLP has appointed Partner Helen Brown to the Local Government team in Leeds.

Helen Brown
Helen Brown Partner

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Cardiff County Council v Lee (Flowers) [2016] EWCA Civ 1034

Many will be aware of the recent case of Cardiff City Council v Lee (Flowers) which sought to introduce a second permission stage prior to issuing of…

Sian Evans
Sian Evans Partner

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