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Late acceptance of a Part 36 Offer does not automatically give rise to indemnity costs

Claimants have long argued that where a defendant accepts a claimant’s Part 36 offer outside the 21 day period, indemnity costs should flow.

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw Partner

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Damages payable by employer for preventing access to an employee’s iTunes library, AOL, LinkedIn and WhatsApp accounts

The claimant received damages for his employer’s negligent accessing of his internet accounts.

Roddy Macleod
Roddy Macleod Partner

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Phantom Passengers and related claims pursuant to Section 57 CJCA 2015

Section 57 CJCA 2015 allows for claims to be dismissed where the claimant has been fundamentally dishonest in respect related claims.

Iain Davison
Iain Davison Partner

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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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