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LEGAL COMMENT: Court of Appeal rules against Serious Fraud Office in landmark legal privilege case
In a case watched closely by both the legal and corporate industries, mining group ENRC has won a legal victory against the Serious Fraud Office..
LEGAL COMMENT: Association of British Insurers publishes insurance fraud analysis
Iain Davison comments on latest ABI figures, as they publish statistics around application fraud for the first time..
Noise claim struck out as abuse of process where the claimant lied about alternative noise exposure
In this noise induced hearing loss claim, Weightmans was instructed by AIG as employer’s liability insurer to represent Blackheath Engineering.
Pleadings and fundamental dishonesty: Howlett affirmed as film director’s compensation claim is dismissed
David Pinkus v Direct Line  EWHC 1671 is another example of another claim, found to be fundamentally dishonest, being dismissed under section 57…
Prison sentence for man found in contempt of court following exaggerated claim
James Lee Mitchell (55) was sentenced on 24 July 2018 following a case brought by national law firm Weightmans on behalf of Circle Anglia Limited (now…
Social housing, local government, occupiers’ liability, fraud, contempt proceedings
Clarion Housing established 21 counts of contempt of court in committal proceedings against a claimant found to have invented a loss of earnings…
Dishonesty on facts relating to limitation is fundamental to a claim
A claim for noise induced hearing loss was found to be fundamentally dishonest in respect of a claimant’s pleaded dates of knowledge.