Professional liability News

David Berkley QC warns of negligence risks in last minute court filing

3PB Head of Chambers David Berkley QC has warned that lawyers waiting until the last minute to file claims are taking huge negligence risks given the court’s hardline approach. The summer’s Court of Appeal judgment in Woodward v Phoenix established there was no duty on a party to inform the other side of procedural mistakes, […]

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Commercial update: Professional negligence – Solicitors’ duty to warn of risks incidental to their retainer

When will a solicitor need to give a warning to his client about obvious risks that come to his attention when performing his retainer, but which he has not been formally retained to advise on? Richard Whitehouse  analyses the Court of Appeals recent decision in Lyons v. Fox Williams LLP [2018] EWCA Civ 2347. Click here to read Richard's analysis. […]

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