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Line of defence: How to avoid professional negligence claims

Alex Ktorides explains how to minimise the risk of a professional negligence claim and avoid a potential PR disaster  

16 June 2014

This year, there have been several reports in the press of large law firms fighting major negligence claims. International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges is facing proceedings in the
UK high court for damages of £10m for allegedly failing to explain voting control powers to its client, Bancroft, over its acquisition of
a Slovakian ice cream company. In addition, the firm allegedly failed
to arrange for the translation of documents into English. The case has reportedly been listed for a three-week trial in June.

In May, a Dallas jury ruled that global law firm Baker Botts had acted negligently in representing two competing technology companies and failing to discl...

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