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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.

Miscommunication: An increasing risk for professionals

In this article we consider the increasing risk of miscommunication between professionals and their clients, the approach of the courts and the actions professionals can take to protect both themselves and their clients.

Five common conveyancing errors (residential)

In this article we examine some of the common conveyancing errors made by solicitors and licensed conveyancers when undertaking residential property transactions.

Five common conveyancing errors (commercial)

In this article we examine some of the common conveyancing errors made by solicitors and licensed conveyancers when acting on commercial property transactions.

The Leasehold Ground Rent Scandal – Your Key Questions Answered

There has been much consternation over the last 12 months at the exorbitant ground rents and charges affecting many purchasers of leasehold property. In this article, we answer some of the key questions being asked and, in so doing, explain the developments so far and the options available for those affected.

When should a client’s instructions be respected?

In the recent professional negligence case of Graham Thomas v Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors, the Court of Appeal had to determine whether a firm of solicitors was negligent in following its client’s express instructions, rather than challenging them.

Continued rise in County Court claims in 2017

The Civil Justice Statistics Quarterly recently published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), has identified yet further increases in the level of Country Court claims activity across England and Wales.

Previous professional advice – heed or history?

As the professional services market has become more fluid, clients are changing advisers with greater frequency than ever before. In this context, we examine the recent case of Paul Denning v Greenhalgh Financial Services Ltd and the duty on professional advisers to review the advice of their predecessors.