Professional negligence

Update: professional negligence

Victoria Brackett considers cases on apportioning blame between barrister and solicitor, imposing absolute obligations, apportioning liability, limitation and scope o

02 Mar 2010

Packed away

Failure to comply with home information pack regulation could leave conveyancers exposed to the risk of professional negligence action, warns Davi

16 Feb 2010

Silent witness

Claimants in conveyancing negligence cases should be permitted to use legal experts where the judge has little understanding or experience of property law, argues Jonatha

02 Feb 2010

Vodka wins protection from VODKAT

Diageo, producer of Smirnoff vodka, has won a High Court passing off action against the producers of VODKAT, a mixture of vodka and fermented alcohol

01 Feb 2010

LSB confirms 2010 regulatory framework

The Legal Services Board has published its final rules on the new regulatory framework applicable to the legal sector from Januar

11 Dec 2009

In the name of duty

The scope of the standard of care owed to clients may have widened, but the courts are unlikely to find practitioners liable for faults which are not related to the job they are retained to do, say

08 Dec 2009

Experts in family proceedings to be identified

Experts appearing as witnesses in family proceedings could be named under proposals unveiled by the Ministry of Justic

20 Nov 2009

Charity Tribunal backs concerned Dartford residents

The Charity Tribunal has upheld in part the appeal by two Dartford residents who objected to the sale of land by an unregistered charity run by the loca

18 Nov 2009

Shifting gears

The large amount of financial litigation that is likely to arise out of the recession will take a different form from previous litigation, creating new challenges for practitioners, say John McGhe

27 Oct 2009