Professional negligence

BVT for civil legal aid could start next year

Best value tendering for civil legal aid contracts could start next year, it ha

07 Jul 2009

A fine intervention

In taking a broad interpretation to the Commission’s right to intervene in national competition cases the European court has made a sensible decision, says Pau

07 Jul 2009

Placing the blame

Partners in a firm have a duty to act in good faith to other partners, but when are they personally liable for their own negligence and when is it the firm’s responsiblity, asks Mark Blackett-Or

23 Jun 2009

Update: professional negligence

Spike Charlwood and Alice Nash review cases on rectification and contribution, as well as decisions involving share purchase agreements, communication problems and an abuse o

19 May 2009

Update: personal tax and trusts

David Bird considers written agreements, the main provisions of the Perpetuities and Accumulations Bill, the new tax tribunal system, interest rates and the highlights of th

12 May 2009

More than a nuisance: personal injury under Rylands

Although not authoritatively decided, damages for personal injury should be recoverable under the Rylands rule, provided the injury arises consequentially upon interference with land, says Mar

21 Apr 2009

A prejudiced rehearsal?

Keith Wilding welcomes the less adversarial and more flexible approach taken to welfare benefit fraud prosecution under the new tribunal

07 Apr 2009

Update: competition

Lesley Davey reviews the European Commission’s policy on abuse of dominant position, block exemptions, the application of State aid rules in the context of the economic crisis, and the OFT’s ne

07 Apr 2009

The recovery position

The current climate is likely to create more work for litigators but lawyers themselves could increasingly end up as defendants in professional negligence claims brought by lenders, says Georgin

31 Mar 2009