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.

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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Weightmans lawyer elected Vice President of Manchester Law Society

Michelle Garlick, Partner at national law firm Weightmans has been elected Vice President of the Manchester Law Society.


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LEGAL ANALYSIS: Standard of proof applied to legal professionals in regulatory proceedings 'on the brink of change'

The standard of proof applied to legal professionals in the UK by their regulatory bodies is inconsistent and has been for some time now...


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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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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
Richard Jolly Partner

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SCAM-pi and chits

A look at scams and other cyber-security threats which have recently targeted the 'soft underbelly' of law firm data security.


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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…


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