Eversheds ordered to pay £2 to Newcastle Airport over negligence claim

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  • This kind of settlement makes the system look absurd.

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  • But it's not a settlement and has nothing to do with the system, just the application of legal principles including that the primary/predominant purpose of an award of damages is to compensate a claimant for loss it has suffered as a result of the defendant's breach of contract or duty.

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  • anon at 1.29 - it only looks absurd to those to thick to understand the law

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  • Ward Hadaway and 4 New Square, we salute you.

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  • The more interesting question is who pays the costs.

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  • Presumably Eversheds as less "pleased to confirm" that the CoA found they breached their duty of care and ordered them to pay damages as a result. The spin of "our failings did not as a matter of fact cause substantive loss in this instance" is hardly excellent PR.

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  • Even if you understand the law, the end result of this litigation is absurd. Why was it £2 and not £1 or a peppercorn or the Eversheds partners having to wear sandwich board stating that they screwed up, but not in an expensive way?

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  • Anon 6.30pm 29th Nov,

    It appears absurd to me. I understand the law.

    Perhaps you ought to give some reasons for your view. Otherwise it is you who appears thick.

    My view is that it is absurd because such a fee was obviously something that a law firm should check with the client, not simply the convenient (and profiting) point of contact.

    I presume you also think that the winning party were thick for pursuing the action?

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