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PERRY v RALEYS - Reinstating the law as most professional negligence lawyers understood it to be

PERRY v RALEYS - Reinstating the law as most professional negligence lawyers understood it to be

This decision restates the law as most professional negligence lawyers had understood it to be. There is no new law in the decision. The Supreme Court ...

"No games" – High Court rules solicitors are under no duty to highlight Claimant's errors

"No games" – High Court rules solicitors are under no duty to highlight Claimant's errors

Woodward v Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Ltd – 26 July 2018 On 26th July 2018 the High Court ruled that a solicitor was under no duty to draw an opp ...

Legal Indemnity Insurance

Legal Indemnity Insurance

Legal indemnity insurance: a panacea? Legal indemnity insurance has gained a firm foothold in the UK conveyancing market since it arrived in the UK fr ...

Civil Procedure Update

Civil Procedure Update

We set out in this article some of the more recent and important changes to the CPR which are affecting litigators on a daily basis:- Have you got th ...

Tempted to offer free advice? – A reminder of a cautionary tale

Tempted to offer free advice? – A reminder of a cautionary tale

The recent Scottish case of D v Victim Support Scotland [2017] SC EDIN 85 is a reminder that even if you provide advice for no fee, if it is clear tha ...

Property fraud: conveyancers beware

Property fraud: conveyancers beware

Property fraud is on the rise. The most common scam is where an imposter poses as the owner of the property. The buyer is left with liability for a mo ...

Court of Appeal confusion on lost opportunity claims

Court of Appeal confusion on lost opportunity claims

Perry v Raleys [2017] EWCA Civ 314 This Court of Appeal decision arises from the settlement, by Raleys, of Mr Perry's Vibration White Finger ("VWF") c ...

Does one size fit all?

Does one size fit all?

SRA publishes professional indemnity insurance analysis.At various points since 2013 / 2014 the SRA has turned its attention to the Solicitors Minimum ...

There are no special rules which apply to litigants in person

There are no special rules which apply to litigants in person

With last year's wide ranging increase in court fees contributing to the rising cost of litigation, it is not uncommon for your opponent to be acting ...

The Bowerman duty lives on

The Bowerman duty lives on

Last year, the Court of Appeal handed down a significant judgment in E.Surv v Goldsmith Williams [2015], reiterating the need for solicitors to report ...