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Is post-Jackson litigation the new conveyancing?

The new, stricter costs management regime could lead to a rise in claims ?against litigators, warns Ross Risby

16 December 2013

Conveyancing firms have been the natural and regular target for lenders and dissatisfied home-owners seeking to recover losses incurred as a result of the collapse of the residential housing market in 2008.

This has never manifested itself so clearly as in the recent renewal season for professional indemnity insurance where many conveyancing-dominated practices found insurers unwilling to provide cover.

Six years or so after the property crash, the general expectation is that we may have seen the worst of residential conveyancing claims. But are we about to enter a new era where claims against litigators increase from their historic, low levels to become as numerous as they have been in recent times a...

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