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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..

Mark Surguy
Mark Surguy Partner

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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..

Iain Davison
Iain Davison Partner

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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.

Paul Debney
Paul Debney Partner

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Pleadings and fundamental dishonesty: Howlett affirmed as film director’s compensation claim is dismissed

David Pinkus v Direct Line [2018] EWHC 1671 is another example of another claim, found to be fundamentally dishonest, being dismissed under section 57…

Jeff Turton
Jeff Turton Principal Associate

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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…

Suzanne Milne
Suzanne Milne Partner

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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…

Suzanne Milne
Suzanne Milne Partner

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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.

Paul Debney
Paul Debney Partner

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Illegality, dishonesty and ex turpi causa

A claimant who had agreed to set fire to the defendants' cars for £500 was unable to claim damages for malicious prosecution. The court had been…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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