Professional negligence

Shiner judgment holds a stark message for solicitors

The duty to disclose evidential issues affecting a client’s case is onerous, but solicitors engaging in public law litigation must be aware of it, warns Patrick Gaul

A welcome decision on aggregation

Michael Colledge discusses the aggregation of ‘related’ matters or transactions in claims against solicitors following AIG v Woodman

SDT hearings taking longer

More complex cases push up length and cost of proceedings

Don’t forget ‘people’ risks

Michelle Garlick urges firms not to simply focus on technology when assessing their exposure to cyber threats such as email scams and ransomware

A decade of taming risk

Professional indemnity claims are not an inevitability, explains Peter Bennett, provided you take a strategic approach to risk management

Recognising signs of risk

Whatever the appeal outcome, the Mishcon de Reya fraud case holds valuable lessons for firm’s risk management strategies, advises Martina Hogg

The art of advising clients

The development of a comprehensive risk framework for the provision of legal advice should be a priority for all law firms, writes Graham Reid