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Solicitors will not be held as negligent simply because an action is unsuccessful

Solicitors will not be held as negligent simply because an action is unsuccessful

The case of Mervyn Lambert Plant Limited v Knights Solicitors [2022] EWHC 165 (QB) provides a useful reminder as to the duty of solicitors to take rea ...

Tenants’ office requirements post-Covid

Tenants’ office requirements post-Covid

As occupiers tentatively start to think about a return to the office following more than a year at home, many companies will be reassessing whether th ...

Hart v Large: Should surveyors be concerned?

Hart v Large: Should surveyors be concerned?

The first instance decision in Hart v Large last year caused concern to the surveying profession and their insurers due to the assessment of loss and ...

10 Questions on Planning Reform

10 Questions on Planning Reform

On 3 November 2020, Dominic Fagan of the YEP London Committee was joined by a panel of planning experts to discuss the proposals for reform.

Disclosure – Damaging Documents

Disclosure – Damaging Documents

Following the introduction of the Disclosure Pilot Scheme in the Business and Property Courts, the disclosure obligations on parties in litigation are ...

Negligence v Criminality

Negligence v Criminality

The Court of Appeal has recently reconsidered the illegality doctrine in Day v Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP [2020] EWCA Civ 447, concluding that an ...

SURVEYORS’ UPDATE: UNCERTAINTY EDITION

SURVEYORS’ UPDATE: UNCERTAINTY EDITION

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PI Insurance Insight

PI Insurance Insight

Silk purse or sow’s ear? With effect from 1 May 2020 the RICS Minimum Terms of Insurance underwent material change in an attempt to provide certainty ...

Accountancy Interpretation of Public Sector Leasing Arrangements

Accountancy Interpretation of Public Sector Leasing Arrangements

Following a two week trial in the Commercial Court, in which DAC Beachcroft acted for the successful Defendant – the Isle of Wight Council, the Court ...

Flexible workplaces – the COVID-19 effect

Flexible workplaces – the COVID-19 effect

In December last year we published an article entitled “Flexible workplaces – The PropTech effect” which discussed how technology is driving changes i ...