Indemnity insurance


Successor practice application against City firm “futile”

16 January 2019

A successor practice application against a City law firm should be struck out, a High Court master has ruled, but only after the claimant has been given a chance to amend his claim.


Court orders insurer to cover negligent solicitors’ unpaid costs

14 January 2019

The insurer of a negligent Italian law firm operating in London has been ordered to pay £3m in costs to the victims after the lawyers failed to pay up.


No point in conveyancers trying to “export” Dreamvar fraud risk

12 November 2018

Conveyancers acting for buyers should “think” rather than “automatically try to export the risk of identity fraud onto the seller’s conveyancer”, a specialist barrister has warned.


Growing use of AI to give law firm insurers headaches

19 October 2018

There may need to be some coverage disputes before indemnity insurers work out how to deal with bad advice given by AI systems used by lawyers, a City firm has warned.


Solicitor operated under radar for 12 years without insurance

17 October 2018

A sole practitioner who practised without authorisation or indemnity insurance for 12 years to 2016 has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.


Law Society: Cyber-criminals targeting more small firms

2 October 2018

Small law firms are increasingly being targeted by cyber-criminals, but very few attacks are actually succeeding, new research has found.


Supreme Court rejects appeal over law firm negligence claim

26 September 2018

The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal against a ruling that blocked a negligence action against London law firm Forsters.


Conveyancers liable for registration error despite mortgage fraud

14 September 2018

There is “no public interest” in allowing a negligent conveyancer to avoid liability when they did not know that their client was actually engaged in mortgage fraud, the Court of Appeal has ruled.


Hale to lead Supreme Court in solicitors’ negligence case

13 September 2018

The president of the Supreme Court is to head the five-judge panel that will review what needs to be proved when a solicitor is sued for failing to advise a client of a potential claim.


Supreme Court “may change approach” to ‘lost litigation’ claims

31 August 2018

The Supreme Court may look to change the courts’ approach to dealing with claims over negligently conducted litigation later this year in a case involving miners’ compensation.

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