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The impact of Brexit

Many companies within the construction industry have sought to future-proof themselves against Brexit.

Jacqui Bickerton
Jacqui Bickerton Associate

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MS v Leicestershire County Council

The defendant highway authority had no liability to the claimant in negligence in respect of a warning sign that she alleged was obscured by foliage.

Andrew Clarke Partner

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Spreading the net on vicarious liability

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that an employer can be vicariously liable for the wrongful acts by its employees done with the intention of harming…

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw Partner

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YH v Kirklees Council, Occupiers' Liability Act 1957

The defendant local authority was not liable for injuries suffered by a primary school pupil who fell when using play equipment in the school...

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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Cavanagh v Witley Parish Council, Court of Appeal

The defendant local authority was liable to the claimant for a tree that fell onto the highway and collided with the bus he was driving.

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

News
Survey reveals loss of appetite for outsourcing in local government

New research reveals a declining appetite for outsourcing in local government, amidst call for a rethink in partnerships between the public and…

Simon Goacher
Simon Goacher Partner

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The party's far from over

An employer has been found vicariously liable for the wrongful acts of its Managing Director at the end of a work Christmas party.

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw Partner

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Weightmans strengthens national construction team with two expert hires

Daniel Barchet and Richard Vaughan join the firm during time of exceptional growth

Karl Jackson
Karl Jackson Partner

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