Professional negligence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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