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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

News
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

News
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

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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

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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

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