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Can you recover all your legal costs of mitigating a loss?

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In a claim against a professional, a claimant has a duty to try to mitigate (or limit) his loss before seeking to claim any damages against a professional. But how far should you go and will you be able recover the costs of mitigating your loss? More …

Don't delay if you think you have a claim for professional negligence

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The case of Integral Memory PLC v Haines Watts [2012 EWHC 342 (Ch) demonstrates why claimants need to seek legal advice as soon as they think they may have a claim for professional negligence to avoid a claim being time barred. More …

Claiming costs of mitigation as damages

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The recent case of Herrmann v Withers LLP, a solicitor's negligence case, provides useful guidance on how to assess litigation costs as damages when a mitigation defence is successful. More …

Franchise agreements - sign on the dotted line

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The recent case of Dream Doors Limited v Lodgeford Homes Limited & Anor [2012] EWHC 1663 (QB) highlights the need to make sure that your franchise agreements are executed correctly and by the correct parties. More …

Accusation of 'playing the race card' amounted to race discrimination

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A recent case demonstrates how even unconscious stereotyping has the potential to amount to race discrimination and underlines the need, as always, to make sure that managers are trained in the handling of complaints. More …