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Fundamental Dishonesty finding in PI claim against JD Wetherspoon Plc

25th August 2017

Charlotte Davies successfully acted for JD Wetherspoon Plc in a claim brought by an ex-employee for personal injuries arising out of an alleged incident involving lifting a rubbish bag into a bin. The Claimant claimed to have ongoing symptoms almost three years post accident.   The Claimant was found to have "grossly exaggerated" the weight of the bag, having provided ans…

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Plymouth City Council secures over £9000 in costs due to vexatious Education Act appeal.

10th July 2017

Michael Brown represented Plymouth City Council (the Local Education Authority) in an Education Act appeal lodged by a Litigant in Person.   The case centred around the son of the Appellant and his poor attendance rate at a local school. The Council argued that the Appellant had failed in her duty to ensure an ‘efficient full-time education’ commensurate to his age, ability …

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Andrew Willetts' recent article titled 'Red Lines'

10th July 2017

Andrew Willetts writes for the June edition of the STEP Trust Quarterly Review on the subject of trust disclosure. In an article entitled ‘Red Lines’ Andrew examines the recent Court of Appeal decision in Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing LLP [2017] EWCA Civ 74. Dawson-Damer concerns the conflicting approaches to disclosure under general trust law, which preserves the trustees right of non…

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