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Shore v Sedgwick

  • RPC
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • September 30 2008

A claimant who was negligently advised to transfer his benefits under an occupational pension shcheme suffered loss immediately on the transfer of those pension benefits

Limitation - date of knowledge: economic loss

  • RPC
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 30 2008

A claimant who was negligently advised to transfer his benefits under an occupational pension scheme suffered loss immediately on the transfer of those pension benefits

Two recent decisions highlight issues for accountants when valuing shares in a business

  • RPC
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 30 2008

In the first case the claimant director (M) claimed damages against a firm of auditors (N) on the basis that N had negligently undervalued his shareholding in a company (L

Causation and modification of “but for” test

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 10 2008

The recently decided case of Bailey (by father and litigation friend) v Min. of Defence and another 2008 EWCA Civ 883 re-examined the “but for” test in causation

NHS Litigation Authority to increase premiums

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 21 2008

It has been reported that the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) is set to increase the premiums for its Clinical Negligence Scheme for trusts next year in the face of rising legal costs and compensation payouts

JPMorgan Chase Bank v. Springwell Navigation Corporation, part 1: a banker's duty to advise

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 26 2008

In two recent judgments of Gloster J in JPMorgan Chase Bank v. Springwell Navigation Corporation 2008 EWHC 1186 (Com) and 2008 EWHC 1793 (Com), the English Court has highlighted a number of the issues and legal principles likely to be faced by banks and other financial institutions and their counterparties in mis-selling and trading claims emerging from the global credit crisis

Inadvertent v deliberate wrongdoing

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 7 2007

In this case, a dentist was found guilty of serious professional misconduct for practising without professional indemnity cover in breach of regulatory requirements

Kidsons: notification of claims - a lesson to all professional firms

  • RPC
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 29 2007

Kidsons, a firm of chartered accountants, sought a declaration from its professional indemnity insurers that they were bound to provide indemnity under its professional indemnity policy in relation to a number of claims against it relating to tax avoidance work

R (on the application of Eugene Hide) v Staffordshire County Council relevance of hardship to respondent lawyer

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 28 2007

Before the court will order a legal representative, whether solicitor or barrister, to pay another party’s wasted costs, it must be satisfied that: the legal representative has acted improperly, unreasonably or negligently; the legal representative’s conduct caused the other party to incur unnecessary costs; and it is just, in all the circumstances, to order the legal representative to compensate the other party for the whole or part of the relevant costs

Abuse of process

  • RPC
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 21 2007

In a recent decision the Court of Appeal examined circumstances in which it would be an abuse of the process of the court for a claimant to bring proceedings against his solicitor