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Historic sexual abuse in Scotland: psychological trauma could be an ‘exceptional circumstance’ for late compensation application

A First-tier Tribunal had failed to adequately assess whether the petitioner’s reasons for her delay in applying for compensation constituted…


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Nothing to fear but fear itself

High Court confirms that fear alone is not a recognised personal injury and therefore it could not ground a claim in which the court had discretion to…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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Brexit: is it about to become more difficult to enforce judgments against defendants in the EU?

One of the advantages of being a member of the EU has been our participation in the EU-wide system for the recognition and enforcement of judgments…

Andrew Cromby
Andrew Cromby Partner

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Third non-lawyer Partner for Weightmans as 6 promoted

National law firm Weightmans has announced the promotion of its third non-lawyer to Partner as it welcomes six to fixed share partnership.

John Schorah
John Schorah Managing Partner

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Intervening cause or just foreseeable carelessness?

The claimant’s act of seeking to climb onto a neighbouring balcony when locked out of his hotel room was an intervening cause that broke the chain of…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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When is a Contract Written in Stone – Part 2

Last month Partner Andrew Cromby considered whether it was ever possible for a written contract to be drafted in such a way that it could not be…

Andrew Cromby
Andrew Cromby Partner

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Civil Liability Bill update - Whiplash Injury Regulations

Last week we saw the release of the Whiplash Injury Regulations, providing further insight into the detail of the Civil Liability Bill.

Kurt Rowe
Kurt Rowe Associate

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Sharing company ownership

A carefully considered and tailored shareholders agreement can provide real value, particularly for an owner bringing in co shareholders for the first…

Catherine Hendy
Catherine Hendy Associate

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