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Closed firm or practice

Claims against closed professional firms and practices

In this article we examine the support mechanisms available to claimants who discover that the professional firm or practice considered liable for professional negligence has ceased trading.

Disputing solicitors' fees

Disputing solicitors’ fees – A client’s guide

In this guide for clients we examine the different options available to you for disputing solicitors’ fees and charges and the circumstances in which they might be best pursued.

Legal Ombudsman Complaints Service

Legal Ombudsman Complaints Service – An Independent Guide

In this independent guide, we explain what the Legal Ombudsman is, how it works and what the advantages and disadvantages of using it can be.

Personal liability of employees

Personal liability of employees: An emerging issue

In this article, we explain why the issue of employee liability is gaining prominence, the competing arguments it gives rise to and the different approaches that have been taken to it by the courts.

Third party claims for professional negligence

Third party claims for professional negligence

In the field of professional negligence, third party claims are more prolific than in any other area of the law of negligence. Here we explain how third party claims arise in relation to different professional disciplines. 

Compensation for professional negligence

Compensation for professional negligence: What can I recover?

In this substantive guide, we identify and explain the different types of loss and damage that are commonly awarded by the courts in claims for compensation for professional negligence.

Claims against insurance brokers.

Claims Against Insurance Brokers – A Brief Guide

In this brief guide we provide answers to a number of the questions frequently asked by businesses and individuals contemplating a professional negligence claim against an insurance broker.

Successful claims against insurance brokers

Successful claims against insurance brokers

In this article we review a number of professional negligence claims against insurance brokers that have been successfully pursued through to trial.

Professional negligence claims - your key questions answered

Professional negligence claims: Your key questions answered

In this introductory guide to professional negligence claims we provide answers to many of the key questions we frequently get asked.

Secondary limitation periods in professional negligence

A present danger: Secondary limitation in professional negligence

In this article we examine the secondary limitation period that applies to some professional negligence claims, as well as the dangers that it presents for potential claimants.

Primary limitation in professional negligence

A present danger: Primary limitation in professional negligence

In this article we examine the primary limitation periods that apply to most professional negligence claims, as well as the dangers that they present for potential claimants.

Time limits for professional negligence

Time limits for professional negligence claims – FAQs

In this short guide, we answer a number of frequently asked questions about the time limits that apply to professional negligence claims.