Eversheds defeats airport negligence claim By Katy Dowell 2 October 2012 12:54 17 December 2015 12:21 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Graham 3 October 2012 at 06:09 Sounds like a lucky escape. Reply Link Anonymous 3 October 2012 at 10:03 Sounds like poor corporate governance has finally caught up with the airport. Custodians of a business have to be concerned with the minutiae. Wasn’t Radcliffe at Northern Rock before it collapsed? Didn’t all the Local Authority shareholders get a windfall repayment from the proceeds of the restructuring? Reply Link Anonymous 3 October 2012 at 10:25 I am staggered that people aren’t asking what the local authority’s solicitors were doing whilst this was all happening. Reply Link Anonymous 3 October 2012 at 11:18 “Miss Radcliffe did not bother with the minutiae; she concerned herself only with the broader picture.” Another example of our ‘great and good’ being useless. It staggers me that anything works in this blighted country. Reply Link LupinJohn 8 October 2012 at 19:36 Ben Patten – yo bro .. your da man! Reply Link Jumbo 9 October 2012 at 14:22 Just out of interest, why did Eversheds not defend the claim themselves, instead of instructing Clyde & Co? The claim was clearly a back-covering exercise by an individual desperate to try and cover up her own failings. Solicitors are increasingly treated as “insurance” by clients nowadays, but expecting solicitors to effectively conduct due diligence into the executive structure of a client is ridiculous. Plainly if you received instructions from the tea lady, you might ask questions, but Eversheds received instructions from an executive director. Reply Link Anonymous 10 October 2012 at 23:01 Presumably it was Eversheds’ professional indemnity insurers who elected to use Clyde & Co. The number of clients who fail to read legal summaries these days is staggering, it seems a but rich to then blame the lawyers. Surely the Councils had a whole team of professional advisors on the deal who knew the details of the deal structure, why blame the lawyers putting the agreed deal into place? Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.