Eversheds defeats airport negligence claim

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  • Sounds like a lucky escape.

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  • 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?

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  • I am staggered that people aren't asking what the local authority's solicitors were doing whilst this was all happening.

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  • “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.

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  • Ben Patten - yo bro .. your da man!

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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