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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

Weightmans LLP acts for a mix of private and public sector clients as well as individuals, with notable expertise in advising on the consequences of adverse incidents and work-related accidents. Investigations brought by the Health and Safety Executive, police, Office of Rail Regulation and local authorities are a core area of expertise, especially pertaining to rail construction, machinery, gas explosion, asbestos and manslaughter cases – all strengths of practice head Chris Green, who splits his time between the Leicester and Birmingham offices. In a recent highlight, Green led the team representing the project manager of a construction company who was charged with Gross Negligence Manslaugther and breach of section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 after a window frame fell onto and killed a passerby, ultimately obtaining a full acquittal for the client. Clients include Staffordshire County Council.

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East Midlands: Insurance

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

Weightmans LLP

Weightmans LLP demonstrates particular strength in defending matters involving disease, large loss or motor claims, but also fields a strong practice in claims involving the police or local authorities in addition to a busy defendant clinical negligence caseload. Practice head Dave Cottam acted on behalf of a local authority in a claim brought for failure to remove a minor who had been severely injured by his mother’s partner as a baby, sustaining a severe traumatic brain injury and later developing cerebral palsy. Another highlight in Cottam’s recent workload was acting for AIG in a case involving a claimant who had sustained a severe brain injury when being knocked down by the driver of a rental vehicle, including the arrangement of an Immediate Needs Assessment, intensive rehabilitation and settlement negotiations involving a periodical payment order. Andrew Clarke acted for Nottinghamshire County Council in a claim brought under the Highways Act by a pedestrian who had slipped on ice, claiming the council should have gritted the footpath. Mike Simpson, Paul Debney, Clare Malpus, Deborah Edwards and consultant John Glendening are also recommended. The illustrious client list also features Zurich, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau and Sportscover Europe.

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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

Weightmans LLP focuses on commercial development and regeneration work, both specialisms of Midlands practice head Richard Osborn, who splits his time between Leicester and Birmingham. Secured lending is another area of expertise. Both Osborn and associate Catherine Bowen demonstrate particular strength in the retail sector, but a significant number of instructions also come from education sector clients. Recent highlights include assisting Strada Trading with the portfolio management of 43 Strada and Coppa Club restaurants, involving the assignment of several leases in addition to regears, variations, and restaurant conversions as well as new acquisitions and disposals. The Food Retailer Operations, Santander UK and the University of Leicester also feature on the client list.

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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 M3, and Knutsford


Offices in Glasgow

West Midlands

Offices in Birmingham

Yorkshire and the Humber

Offices in Leeds

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