Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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May 2018

Can a Joint Expert's view be trumped when there is no 'monopoly of wisdom'? The Court creates a level playing field

Can a Joint Expert's view be trumped when there is no 'monopoly of wisdom'? The Court creates a level playing field

In the recent case of HJ (A child proceeding by her Mother and Litigation Friend LJ) v Burton NHS Foundation Hospitals the Court preferred and accepte ...

Breaking the chain of causation – holidaymaker's risk-taking eclipses hotel's breach of duty

Breaking the chain of causation – holidaymaker's risk-taking eclipses hotel's breach of duty

At what point do a Claimant's own actions become so remote or unforeseeable that a Defendant, which is in breach of duty, is not liable for the injuri ...

Compensation claims under the GDPR - an overview of the brewing storm

Compensation claims under the GDPR - an overview of the brewing storm

Breach response under the GDPR As readers of this newsletter will probably be aware, the much discussed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came ...

Solicitor's liability to opposing party

Solicitor's liability to opposing party

Steel v NRAM Limited [2018] UKSC 13 (28 February 2018) This case had an unusual dimension as the claim was brought by one party to an arm’s length tra ...

Nature and Effect of the solicitors Equitable Lien

Nature and Effect of the solicitors Equitable Lien

The Supreme Court Considers the Nature and Effect of the Solicitors' Equitable Lien For the First Time - Gavin Edmondson Solicitors Limited (Responden ...

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 ...

Reform of the solicitors' minimum terms and conditions and the compensation fund

Reform of the solicitors' minimum terms and conditions and the compensation fund

Introduction Nearly 4 years ago, in May 2014, the SRA decided to embark on a major programme of regulatory reform with the aim of reducing regulatory ...

Recent SDT decisions relating to solicitors' mental health

Recent SDT decisions relating to solicitors' mental health

As society has become more aware of mental health issues, many employers have responded by introducing well-being measures to help identify and suppor ...