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The vexed question of the execution of duty

A police officer coming to the aid of colleagues when he feared a detainee was reaching for a weapon was acting in the execution of his duty.

Nick Peel
Nick Peel Partner

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Pedalling dishonesty - cyclist's highway claims 'shot to pieces'

Lucking v Cheshire East Council: Crewe County Court 5 November 2018 – DDJ Causton

Suzanne Milne
Suzanne Milne Partner

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Avoid a contractual own goal - the importance of entire agreement clauses

Associate Michael Budd looks at the importance of clarity when drafting entire agreement clauses

Michael Budd 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

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