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Weightmans LLP

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East Midlands: Human resources

Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 1

Weightmans LLP (Leicester)

Weightmans LLP acts for companies, individuals and local authorities in a range of investigations, inquests, prosecutions and non-contentious matters. Chris Green, who splits his time between Leicester and Birmingham, represented the project manager of a refurbishment project in Mayfair in the high-profile prosecution pertaining to a bystander being crushed by a replacement window frame on a building site. He was also instructed by Mansfield District Council to prosecute the owner and manager of a care home following an elderly occupier’s fall to death down an unlit fire escape staircase without a handrail. Other local authority instructions saw the group act for Staffordshire County Council in a case arising from the discovery of dangerous levels of toxic formaldehyde gas inside a school building, caused by a hazardous substance used to strengthen the flooring.

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East Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant
Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant - ranked: tier 2

Weightmans LLP (Leicester)

Weightmans LLP has a ‘modern and efficient practice with a national presence and reputation’. It handles a range of personal injury claims for local authorities, large insurers and public and private companies, such as Zurich, AIG, Ageas, Motor Insurance Bureau and Sportscover Europe. The team, which ‘combines business understanding with excellent knowledge of the legal environment’, includes Dave Cottam, who defended a major insurer against a multimillion-pound employer liability claim and also acted for an insurer in a case arising from an assault leaving the claimant tetraplegic. Paul Debney is renowned for his expertise in industrial disease and workplace claims, Mike Simpson has a ‘good technical understanding of road traffic accident claims’, and Stephen Robb has ‘a refreshing no-nonsense pragmatic approach to litigation and provides an outstanding level of service’.

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East Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Elsewhere in the East Midlands
Commercial property: Elsewhere in the East Midlands - ranked: tier 2

Weightmans LLP (Leicester)

The team at Weightmans LLP provides ‘excellent service and great attention to detail’, and is particularly well known for its activity in the retail and leisure sectors. It also handles property-related work for local authorities and education institutions as well as advising on public sector regeneration projects and a variety of commercial and residential developments. Landlord and tenant relations are another area of focus. Richard Osborn, who is ‘flexible, adaptive and responsive to clients’ needs’, is managing the £37m property portfolio for Strada Trading and acting for Persimmon regarding a major residential development project in Loughborough. Osborn is also assisting Santander with high-value refinancing and secured lending transactions, including providing a £7m facility for Panorama Property Investments. Other work saw the firm handle the sale of the former Speedo headquarters in Nottingham to Westleigh Developments and continues to advise Loughborough University with portfolio management, including site acquisitions and disposals. Sophie Philippon-Thomas joined Davitt Jones Bould.

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East Midlands

Offices in Leicester


Offices in London EC4A, London EX3A, and London EC1M

North West

Offices in Liverpool, Manchester M2, Manchester M1, and Knutsford


Offices in Glasgow

South East

Offices in Dartford

West Midlands

Offices in Birmingham

Yorkshire and the Humber

Offices in Leeds

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