Disputes and litigation Insights

Insights and opinions on the latest law, legislation and policies.

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…

The highs and lows of retail liability

A retailer was found partially liable for injuries suffered by an infant who was able to access a potentially dangerous product on display in their…

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw Partner

Tired of being kept in the dark?

It can often feel like the claimant holds all the cards prior to litigation. What options are open to defendants to level the playing field?

Liam McGuire
Liam McGuire Partner

Historic child abuse claims

The Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill will return to Holyrood on 22 June 2017 for the third stage of its legislative process.

Sale of Goods: seller's liability for sub-contracts

Where a seller fails to deliver, delivers late, or delivers defective goods, the remedies of the buyer are set out in the Sales of Goods Act 1979.

Mathew Harvey
Mathew Harvey Partner

Local Government, Section 41 Highways Act 1980, personal injury

The Council was not liable for an accident caused by a patch of moss on the highway; the highway was not out of repair under section 41 of the…

Shaheen Akhtar
Shaheen Akhtar Associate

Weightmans expands Commercial Dispute Resolution (CDR) division with partner Mark Surguy

Mark joins from Eversheds with over 25 years' private practice experience of domestic and international commercial litigation, fraud and insolvency.

Mark Surguy
Mark Surguy Partner

Dealing with unpaid fees – what are your debt recovery options?

It is very important to tailor an appropriate and proportionate approach to litigating against defaulting parents.

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