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A substantial change to the law on false imprisonment - Parker v Chief Constable of Essex

A substantial change to the law on false imprisonment - Parker v Chief Constable of Essex

The Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment in the above claim, which is of considerable significance in relation to the level of damages payable ...

High cost cases – an important decision on Part 36 offers

High cost cases – an important decision on Part 36 offers

The decision of the Senior Courts Cost Office in the case of JLE v Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2018] 12 WLUK 450 is a deci ...

Is illness ever a defence to dishonesty?

Is illness ever a defence to dishonesty?

The recent decision of the Divisional Court in the cases of SRA v James, Naylor & McGreggor has caused consternation amongst the profession, many ...

Duty to warn is co-extensive with a solicitor's retainer

Duty to warn is co-extensive with a solicitor's retainer

The Court of Appeal has today (25 October 2018) dismissed an appeal which challenged a judge's finding that a solicitor was not under a duty to warn a ...

GDPR - Your obligations

GDPR - Your obligations

Now that the GDPR compliance emails flooding our inboxes have finally started to subside, it is perhaps timely to briefly outline the duties and oblig ...

The Court of Appeal considers assessment of damages in a claim for 'loss of chance' - Edwards v. Hugh James Ford Simey (a firm)

The Court of Appeal considers assessment of damages in a claim for 'loss of chance' - Edwards v. Hugh James Ford Simey (a firm)

The Court of Appeal has recently considered the correct approach to the measure of loss in a claim where a claimant has been deprived of a claim becau ...

"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 ...

Another headache for conveyancing solicitors?

Another headache for conveyancing solicitors?

Considers the Law Commission's proposal to reform the Land Registry indemnity scheme for victims of fraud As many solicitors undertaking conveyancing ...

Change in the direction of judicial thinking since Lewis v Ward Hadaway

Change in the direction of judicial thinking since Lewis v Ward Hadaway

Atha & Co Solicitors v Zoe Liddle [2018] EWHC 1751 (QB) In recent years, the issue of issuance of court proceedings with payment of a low court fe ...

Guidance for drafting witness statements

Guidance for drafting witness statements

A recent High Court decision in Autonomy Corp Ltd & Ors v Lynch & Anor [2018] EWHC 2105 (Ch) reflects on what constitutes a witness statement ...