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Professional negligence

The dangers of ground rent clauses

Sarah Clover and Tony Nurse-Marsh set out the latest developments for conveyancing solicitors and highlight the steps that can be taken in the event of a c

03 Jul 2017

What next for solicitors’ professional indemnity?

Results of the general election and Brexit negotiations may lead to volatile times ahead, as well as trigger an increase in claims, suggests Julia

03 Jul 2017

Law firm not liable to non-client third party

Professional negligence claim was time barred and with no real prospect of success, cour

01 Jun 2017

Eight ex-Cobbetts staff referred to SDT over alleged ‘incompetence’

Charges relate to conduct in months leading up to firm’s closure i

23 May 2017

Is there a difference between dishonesty and lack of integrity?

In Malins v SRA, Mostyn J has overlooked the strong reasons why there is a subjective aspect of dishonesty in disciplinary cases, write Ben Hubble QC and H

22 May 2017

Changes to the liability landscape

Nick Bird and Laura Stocks consider the impact on solicitors of a number of recent decisions, including a Supreme Court case revisitin

15 May 2017

Conveyancer liable for losses to buyer who pulled out of purchase

Bird & Bird solicitor failed to carry out investigations that would have revealed planne

10 May 2017

Shiner judgment holds a stark message for solicitors

The duty to disclose evidential issues affecting a client’s case is onerous, but solicitors engaging in public law litigation must be aware of it, warns Pa

10 May 2017

A welcome decision on aggregation

Michael Colledge discusses the aggregation of ‘related’ matters or transactions in claims against solicitors following AIG

25 Apr 2017


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