Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Gill Burnett

A Hard Solicitors’ PI market

A Hard Solicitors’ PI market

As well as dealing with business resilience issues arising out of COVID 19, solicitors are also facing some of the hardest Professional Indemnity mark ...

Accountancy Newsletter - December 2020

Accountancy Newsletter - December 2020

DACB’s Audit Liability Round-up for 2020 Those following the world of audit may think there is little Christmas cheer on offer for auditors goi ...

A new challenge for accountants and auditors - Climate change risks and financial disclosures

A new challenge for accountants and auditors - Climate change risks and financial disclosures

We are in a climate emergency and its impact is now recognised as a business risk. Climate change brings with it a series of new business risks (as we ...

The climate change emergency and a value re-set

The climate change emergency and a value re-set

2020 has reminded us of how quickly our world can be turned upside down. COVID-19 has created an opportunity for law firms and individuals to press th ...

Solicitors' Risks in Brief Newsletter - August 2020

Solicitors' Risks in Brief Newsletter - August 2020

                                             Regulatory Black Lives Matter – the new #MeToo?   READ MORE    Wellbeing READ MORE    ...

Avoiding the risk of inadvertent waiver of privilege

Avoiding the risk of inadvertent waiver of privilege

Legal professional privilege is a cornerstone of our legal system and entitles a party to resist the disclosure of confidential and potentially damagi ...

The Doctrine of Loss of Chance: Recent Developments

The Doctrine of Loss of Chance: Recent Developments

The doctrine is used to determine causation and assess damages in cases where the claimant has lost the opportunity to pursue a course of action, whic ...

Statement of Truth – Change in wording on 6 April 2020

Statement of Truth – Change in wording on 6 April 2020

From 6 April 2020, documents requiring a signed statement attesting to a belief in the truth of the facts within that document, must also include the ...

Andrew White and Samantha White v Wincott Galliford Limited

Andrew White and Samantha White v Wincott Galliford Limited

The Judgement concerned a novel issue on Part 36 offers in the detailed assessment proceedings. The Claimants were successful in a fatal accident case ...

Implications of the UK Criminal Finances Act 2017

Implications of the UK Criminal Finances Act 2017

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the “Act”) came into force in September 2017. The Act makes “relevant bodies”, which includes solicitor corporates and ...