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Limiting liability

Limiting Liability for Professional Negligence

In this article we examine the legal principles that apply to clauses limiting liability for professional negligence and the extent to which they can be relied upon.

Legal expenses insurance

Legal Expenses Insurance for
Professional Negligence Claims

In this practical guide we comment on the availability and suitability of legal expenses insurance as an option for funding a professional negligence claim.

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.

Best Professional Negligence Solicitors

How to find the Best
Professional Negligence Solicitors

In this guide we highlight seven key features to consider when seeking to determine who would be the best solicitors 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 loss 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.