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Duty of care, negligence and assumption of responsibility

When the Supreme Court reconvene for the Michaelmas term in October, public bodies will be keenly awaiting the judgments in...

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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Forum shopping in asbestos claims | Inner House of the Court of Session overturns decision

In March this year Lord Tyre was asked to determine a dispute over the applicable law in an asbestos claim. The pursuers argued that it was Scots law,…


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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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High Court holds that Roberts v Johnstone is binding in decision not to award for special accommodation costs

Claimant denied award of special accommodation costs following serious injury on basis of ruling in Roberts v Johnstone

Dave Cottam
Dave Cottam Partner

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New aviation expert helps clients find clear skies at Weightmans

Andrew Krausz joins the firm to head up national aviation law team

Andrew Krausz
Andrew Krausz Partner

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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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Late acceptance of a Part 36 Offer does not automatically give rise to indemnity costs

Claimants have long argued that where a defendant accepts a claimant’s Part 36 offer outside the 21 day period, indemnity costs should flow.

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw Partner

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LEGAL COMMENT: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill is passed through parliament

The Bill not only clarifies where liability will lie when an automated vehicle is involved in an accident, but includes new laws on electric vehicle…

Kurt Rowe
Kurt Rowe Associate

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