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How far is too far? Wellesley's impact on remoteness of damage in professional liability
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 18 2017

Wellesley heralded a significant change in the assessment of remoteness of damage in professional liability cases. Professionals may owe duties in


The absent witness and adverse inferences
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 17 2017

In circumstances where there is a ‘prima facie’ case to answer, the court is entitled draw adverse inferences from a party’s failure to adduce


Professional negligencetitle rectificationmortgage fraud update - January 2017
  • Eversheds
  • United Kingdom
  • January 16 2017

The Claimant purchased a property from a Mr Harper. The First Defendant solicitors acted for Mr Harper the purported vendor (but subsequently


Solicitors' professional negligence: The Insurance Act 2015
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2017

The Insurance Act 2015 came into effect in August 2016. Its purpose is to update the law (which was over 100 years old) to reflect the way the


Solicitors' professional negligence: reflections on 2016 and a glance at the future
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2017

Politically and economically 2016 was a seminal year, dominated by one shockwave after another. Whilst not in the same league as national and global


Solicitors' professional negligence: aggregation
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2017

2016 was a significant year for professional indemnity insurers operating in the solicitors' market, with the aggregation decision in AIG Europe Ltd v


Solicitors' professional negligence: quantum on claims against solicitors
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2017

Claims against solicitors often require the courts to speculate on what would have happened had the solicitor provided appropriate advice. In essence


Solicitors' professional negligence: solicitors' duties
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2017

The retainer letter is the most effective way of controlling risk on issues of solicitors' duty of care and two notable cases in 2016 dealt with


Solicitors' professional negligence: horizon scanning - what does the future hold?
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2017

The test for standard of care in professional negligence claims is the Bolam test, ie “whether the defendants, in acting in the way they did, were


Family of woman who developed fatal pressure sores receives compensation
  • Leigh Day
  • United Kingdom
  • January 10 2017

A legal claim against Durham County Council has been settled following the death of an 81-year-old woman in March 2012. Audrey Peace, of Pelton