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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

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

LEGAL COMMENT: British Airways cyber attack

British Airways has announced a 'sophisticated and malicious' cyber attack, where for 16 days hackers were able to retrieve customer data from both…

Ed Lewis
Ed Lewis Partner

Duty of care, negligence and assumption of responsibility

When the Supreme Court reconvene for the Michaelmas term in October, public bodies will be keenly awaiting the judgments in...

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

Challenge against local government reorganisation in Dorset fails

The High Court has found that the Secretary of State for Housing had acted lawfully in passing legislation to allow local government reorganisation…

Simon Goacher
Simon Goacher Partner

Fantastic exceptions to QOCS and where to find them

The appellant police forces successfully appealed the trial judge’s ruling on costs that qualified one-way costs shifting (“QOCS”) applied,…

Martin Forshaw
Martin Forshaw Partner

Prison sentence for man found in contempt of court following exaggerated claim

James Lee Mitchell (55) was sentenced on 24 July 2018 following a case brought by national law firm Weightmans on behalf of Circle Anglia Limited (now…

Suzanne Milne
Suzanne Milne Partner

Restoring the litigation balance

The Supreme Court recognised that employers should be free to act as they think fit litigation and do not owe a duty of care to employees/officers.

Martin Forshaw
Martin Forshaw Partner

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