Professional negligence

The discount rate and professional negligence claims

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When assessing damages in personal injury and clinical negligence claims future losses need to be taken into consideration. Our article explains how the discount rate works when making a claim. More …

Bacciottini v Gotelee and Goldsmith

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The Court of Appeal has recently assessed the applicable measure of damages where the claimants had taken steps to mitigate their loss. More …

Duty to third parties clarified by the High Court

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The recent High Court case of Chief Land Registrar v Caffrey & Co deals with the duty of care owed by a firm of solicitors dealing with a property transaction. More …

Chinnock v Veale Wasbrough [2015] EWCA Civ 2014

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The case of Chinnock v Veale Wasbrough [2015] EWCA Civ 2014 raises questions regarding date of knowledge and the application of section 14A of the Limitation Act 1980. More …

The standard of care in negligence - can a person's mental illness be taken into account?

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Those familiar with negligence will know that in order to establish liability one must show that there has been a breach of a duty, or, a failure by a party to exercise the standard of care required by law which results in damage to the other party, to whom the duty was owed. More …

Surveyor's negligence and recoverable damages

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If a surveyor is negligent when producing a property report, what loss can be recovered? More …

Summary Judgment granted to defendant surveyors on a novel point of causation

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Tiuta International Ltd (in liquidation) and De Villiers Surveyors Ltd [2015] All ER (D) 267 (Mar). More …

Claims against architects

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What is required when the service provided by an architect falls below the standard of work reasonably expected? More …

The High Court clarifies the jurisdiction of the court to substitute parties under the Civil Procedure Rules 1998

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The High Court has handed down judgment in the case of American Leisure Group Ltd v Olswang LLP [2015] EWHC 629 (Ch). More …

Professional Negligence & Tax Mitigation Schemes

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In July 2014, HMRC were granted new powers requiring companies and individuals to repay disputed tax before any tax dispute is resolved. More …