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Professional negligence

Risk and reputation management and claims resolution service for business professionals.

Weightmans' professional risk team of highly experienced and talented practitioners is adept at dealing sensitively with issues such as reputational damage and resolving complex disputes across the professions spectrum with a pragmatic, commercially informed approach, underpinned by technical excellence.

We aim to develop a quick, clear understanding of our clients’ objectives and commercial imperatives by listening to them and responding to what they tell us. With a number of qualified adjudicators, arbitrators and mediators on the team, we have a range of strategic dispute resolution options at our disposal to deliver the most cost-effective and creative solutions.

Members of our team have dealt with many ground-breaking, high-profile cases where they've achieved landmark decisions. Such exposure means that we're highly skilled at identifying the important issues and navigating a route to give the greatest likelihood of success.

Described as the market’s 'best kept secret', Weightmans' professional negligence team has been rated the best in the region by the legal directories for many years. Our strength in depth continues to attract recognition at regional and national levels.

Compli – a bespoke consultancy service for lawyers, investors and insurers

Weightmans' Compli service evolved from our heritage in advising members of the legal profession on claims and risk avoidance. It offers an innovative and flexible package that provides law firms with expert advice and assistance on regulation, compliance, business management and structure from a market leading team of specialists with unrivalled experience, supported by a range of software delivering user-friendly training and risk management solutions.

For more information on these services and how we can help, please visit the Compli website.

R (on the application of Karen Ann Manser) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis

The claimant sought to challenge a caution administered to her by the police on 15 July 2014 for assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

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Optometrist charged with manslaughter by gross negligence

An optometrist, Ms Honey Rose, has become the first of her profession to face trial for alleged manslaughter by gross negligence.


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Edward Iliffe v Feltham Construction

In multi party litigation arising from fire damage, Feltham Construction appealed against an order granting summary judgement in favour of the…


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The professional duty of candour: new guidance for doctors, nurses and midwives

New guidance has been issued on the standards expected of doctors, nurses and midwives in respect of their professional duty of candour.

Richard Jolly Partner

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SCAM-pi and chits

Firstly, allow us to apologise for the title. This is what happens when the sun comes out in Manchester – nobody can quite believe their eyes and…


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Disciplinary defence costs

The LSB has approved proposals to scrap the right of solicitors to claim defence costs through their insurance when faced with disciplinary…