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The Law of Solicitors’ Liabilities

Authors: QC William Flenley and QC Tom Leech

ISBN: 9781526505293

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Edition: Fourth edition

Publication Date: 2020

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

Law As Stated At: 31 May 2020

The Law of Solicitors’ Liabilities

The Law of Solicitors’ Liabilities

The Law of Solicitors' Liabilities, previously known as Solicitors' Negligence and Liability, provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of solicitors' negligence, liability in equity and wasted costs. Written by leading practitioners in the field, it deals with a variety of topics, from general principles to specific situations, providing practical guidance to the procedural aspects of bringing and defending a claim for solicitors' negligence.

The new fourth edition includes:

  • A new chapter on insurance law focusing on a number of key topics which arise, particularly in relation to solicitors' insurance: aggregation; condonation; definition of private legal practice; notification; possibly successor practice rules.
  • Updated case law to cover all recent Supreme Court and Court of Appeal decisions, eg Hughes-Holland v BPE (Supreme Court) scope of duty and extent of damages; Redler v AIB (Supreme Court): breach of trust; Lowick Rose v Swynson (Supreme Court): lifting the corporate veil in claims against professionals; Tiuta International v de Villiers (Court of Appeal): lenders' claims, impact of a remortgage on damages; Wellesley v Withers (Court of Appeal): test for remoteness of damage; and E Surv v Goldsmith Williams (Court of Appeal): implied duty on solicitors in lenders' claims.
  • Regulatory/disciplinary developments, eg revised SRA Code of Conduct.

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