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Police obstruction and self-defence

The claimant was driving with a passenger, his mother Dr Oraki, when he was stopped by two officers. They correctly believed he was driving without…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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The Carillion avalanche

On the morning of Monday 15 January to the shock announcement of Carillion’s collapse. We are dealing with a catastrophe with unparalleled wide…


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Weightmans welcomes insurance specialists in London

National law firm Weightmans has continued its recruitment drive with the hire of insurance specialist Simon Durkin.

Simon Durkin
Simon Durkin Partner

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Claim struck out after Litigation Friend absence

Weightmans has successfully applied to the court to strike out a child’s claim after the Claimant’s Litigation Friend failed to appear at two Infant…


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Personal injury, Negligence, Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957

Spearman v Royal United Bath Hospitals NHS Trust. Hospital liable for claimant’s fall from a roof on basis of negligence.

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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Winham v Graham – Barnsley County Court in inflated credit repair costs dispute

Weightmans were successful in defending a claim brought by a claimant for inflated credit repair charges


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Gig Economy Latest: What does Deliveroo mean for you?

It was recently held that riders for food delivery firm Deliveroo were self employed and not engaged as workers as they had alleged.

Mark Hatfield
Mark Hatfield Partner

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Dishonest claimant sees his vehicle related damage claim dismissed and may yet be sent to prison

Mr John Vernon’s claim, which arose out of an alleged road traffic accident on 29 August 2014, started life in an unremarkable way but it brought a…

Jeff Turton
Jeff Turton Principal Associate

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