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Solicitors will not be held as negligent simply because an action is unsuccessful

United Kingdom - March 25 2022 The case of Mervyn Lambert Plant Limited v Knights Solicitors [2022] EWHC 165 (QB) provides a useful reminder as to the duty of solicitors to take…

Hart v Large: Should surveyors be concerned?

United Kingdom - January 20 2021 The first instance decision in Hart v Large last year caused concern to the surveying profession and their insurers due to the assessment of loss and…

Gareth Robinson

Disclosure - Damaging Documents

United Kingdom - August 7 2020 Following the introduction of the Disclosure Pilot Scheme in the Business and Property Courts, the disclosure obligations on parties in litigation are…

James Hazlett

Negligence v Criminality

United Kingdom - August 7 2020 The Court of Appeal has recently reconsidered the illegality doctrine in Day v Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP [2020] EWCA Civ 447, concluding that an…

James Hazlett, Laura Stonier

Surveyors’ update: uncertainty edition - PI Insurance Insight: Silk purse or sow’s ear?

United Kingdom - July 8 2020 With effect from 1 May 2020 the RICS Minimum Terms of Insurance underwent material change in an attempt to provide certainty to members and PI…