Professional negligence

The dangers of ground rent clauses

Sarah Clover and Tony Nurse-Marsh set out the latest developments for conveyancing solicitors and highlight the steps that can be taken in the event of a class action

What next for solicitors’ professional indemnity?

Results of the general election and Brexit negotiations may lead to volatile times ahead, as well as trigger an increase in claims, suggests Julian Smart

Law firm not liable to non-client third party

Professional negligence claim was time barred and with no real prospect of success, court rules

Eight ex-Cobbetts staff referred to SDT over alleged ‘incompetence’

Charges relate to conduct in months leading up to firm’s closure in 2013

Is there a difference between dishonesty and lack of integrity?

In Malins v SRA, Mostyn J has overlooked the strong reasons why there is a subjective aspect of dishonesty in disciplinary cases, write Ben Hubble QC and Helen Evans

Changes to the liability landscape

Nick Bird and Laura Stocks consider the impact on solicitors of a number of recent decisions, including a Supreme Court case revisiting SAAMCo

Conveyancer liable for losses to buyer who pulled out of purchase

Bird & Bird solicitor failed to carry out investigations that would have revealed planned development