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Court of Appeal Agrees Supermarket is Vicariously Liable for the Criminal and Rogue Actions of its Employee

WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC v Various Claimants (2018)[2018] EWCA Civ 233 Morrisons supermarket has lost its appeal to the Court of Appeal. The Court upheld the decision that the supermarket should be vicariously liable for an employee who intentionally disclosed … Read more

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Fore! Can a claim for personal injury by a golf spectator succeed?

A woman was hit by a stray ball at the recent Ryder Cup tournament held in France. US team member Brooks Koepka was playing a shot on the sixth hole when his ball unfortunately struck a spectator in the eye. … Read more

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The Duty to Accommodate Teenagers – Council Fails to Separate Teenager’s Need for Help from her Mother’s

In our recent blog “S20 and the Duty to Accommodate…When is enough, enough?” we looked at the case of R v Haringey which considers the extent of the duty owed by Local Authorities to accommodate teenagers in accordance with s20 … Read more

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GDPR in the Insurance Sector – what has changed?

Having been looming on the horizon since 2016, GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 are now in full force and effect. Insurers, claims handlers, loss adjustors, and solicitors all handle vast quantities and categories of personal data relating to … Read more

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It’s official! Data Protection Act 2018 given Royal Assent today

Today, the Queen gave Royal Assent to the Data Protection Act 2018, which was first announced in the Queen’s Speech on the 21st June 2017. The new act comes into effect on Friday 25 May 2018.

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Potholes – AA Announces #FlagitFunditFillit Campaign

In recent months there has been extensive national and local press coverage discussing the state of the highway network and the number potholes. A harsh winter and reducing budgets has taken its toll in some areas. One person in Swindon … Read more

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Unmarried Partner wins the Right to Bereavement Damages

A woman has successfully fought for the right for unmarried persons to receive bereavement damages after her partner of 16 years died as a result of negligence in 2011.

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Queen’s Speech confirms GDPR to survive Brexit

Through yesterday’s Queen’s Speech, the government confirmed that which the ICO has already indicated: that there will be data protection law in the UK post-Brexit. Alongside the Great Repeal Bill and various others, will sit a Data Protection Bill, as outlined … Read more

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Forbes Insurance Department receives Defendant Law Firm of the year accolade at Claims Management Awards 2017

Forbes Solicitors is proud to announce our recognition as Defendant Law Firm of the year at the Claims Management Awards 2017. The awards aim to celebrate achievements and progress made by the leading professionals in the claims sector. Forbes was … Read more

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Katie Hopkins Loses Libel Claim following Twitter Spat

Jack Monroe v Katie Hopkins [2017] EWHC 433 (QB) Katie Hopkins is notorious for her controversial views and her outspoken comments. Two misplaced tweets on Twitter have this week cost her £24,000 in damages and over £107,000 in legal fees.

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