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What is a package/unit for limitation purposes under Hague Rules?

The “Maersk Tangier”: (1) AP Moller-Maersk A/S trading as Maersk Line v. Kyokuyo Limited [2018] EWCA Civ. 778 (Court of Appeal)

Michael Burns
Mike Burns Partner

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When is a contract written in stone?

Andrew Cromby, Partner at Weightmans LLP, considers whether the terms of any contract can truly be said to be fixed.

Andrew Cromby
Andrew Cromby Partner

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Weightmans secures security for costs order while applications remain fact-sensitive

Weightmans has successfully secured an order for security for costs against a claimant who had divested himself of assets in an attempt to make it…


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Prison sentence for Manchester man who falsely claimed for hire car costs following accident

The sentence comes following a case brought by national law firm Weightmans on behalf of courier Tuffnells Parcels Express.

Jeff Turton
Jeff Turton Principal Associate

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The Carillion Avalanche

There has been a great deal of commentary and analysis hitting the press and social media since we all woke up on the morning of Monday 15th January…


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Court of Appeal supports decision that train operator was not liable after accident

A train operator was held not to be liable for the injuries sustained by a passenger who fell between carriages as it departed from the station.

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw Partner

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Employers vicariously liable for data breach

Employers could be vicariously liable for misusing employee’s data even if they had done all they reasonably could to prevent it.

Martin Forshaw
Martin Forshaw Partner

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Uber drivers are workers, confirms EAT

The EAT has confirmed that drivers for Uber are not ‘self-employed’ service providers but are engaged as workers by the company


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