Multiple defendants

Multiple defendants in professional negligence: Which to sue?

In this article we discuss the issues to consider when deciding which defendant(s) to sue in cases where multiple professionals appear to have been negligent.

Reduce legal costs

How to reduce legal costs in professional negligence claims

In this short guide, we set our top tips on how to reduce legal costs when instructing a solicitor to pursue a claim for professional negligence.

Solicitor's duty to warn

Solicitor’s duty to warn: Lyons v Fox Williams

In this report we consider and comment upon the latest decision from the Court of Appeal on the solicitor’s duty to warn clients of unforeseen risks.

Solicitors Professional Indemnity Insurance Report

Solicitors’ Professional Indemnity Insurance Report

In this post we highlight some of the key findings from The Law Society’s annual research report for 2017-18 on the professional indemnity insurance market for solicitors.

Ex turpi causa

Ex turpi causa – no defence to professional negligence

In the recent case of Stoffel & Co v Grondona, the Court of Appeal had to determine whether a conveyancing solicitor could rely on a fraud by the claimant to defeat a related claim for professional negligence.

Professional Negligence Solicitors - How to find the best

Professional negligence solicitors – How to find the best

In this guide we highlight seven key features to consider when seeking to determine who would be the best solicitor to instruct in relation to your particular claim.

Professional negligence claim - Do I need a solicitor?

Professional negligence claims – Do I need a solicitor?

In this guide, we examine ten key issues that you may wish to consider when deciding whether to instruct a professional negligence solicitor or go it alone.

Law Society Annual Statistics Report 2017

The Law Society Annual Statistics Report 2017

This month the Law Society of England and Wales has published its annual statistics report for 2017. In this post we offer a summary of the key findings.

Duty to mitigate

The duty to mitigate in professional negligence claims

The duty to mitigate arises as soon as an individual or business suffers loss at the hands of a professional adviser and can give rise to much confusion and uncertainty. In this article, and using case examples, we examine the nature of the duty and how it operates in practice.

SRA consultation on PII reform

SRA consultation on PII reform for solicitors

In this post we summarise and comment upon the consultation paper issued by the SRA in March 2018, setting out its proposals to reform the professional indemnity insurance requirements for solicitors.

Steel v NRAM

Can one party rely on the solicitor of another?

In the recent case of Steel & Another v NRAM Limited, the Supreme Court had to determine whether a solicitor instructed exclusively by a borrower, owed an actionable duty of care not to cause loss to its lender.

Tale of the unexpected

A tale of the unexpected

In this article we warn of the risks for solicitors and other professionals of failing to advise clients on matters incidental to their retainer.