Indemnity insurance

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.

Inquest negligence claim against Leigh Day thrown out

3 August 2018

A claim that Leigh Day was negligent in its representation of the family of the deceased at an inquest has been dismissed by the High Court.

Law firms face £6m negligence claim from property investors

30 July 2018

Two law firms have been facing multiple claims worth nearly £6m from disgruntled investors who lost money on hotels and student accommodation that were never built.

High run-off premiums “holding profession back”, says innovator

27 June 2018

The profession should work with indemnity insurers to deal flexibly with run-off risks and encourage large law firms to merge with small ones, according to a solicitor entrepreneur.

Indemnity insurance reforms not worth the risk, cautions ABI

25 June 2018

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is wrong to assume that premiums will fall as a result of its professional indemnity insurance reforms, the Association of British Insurers has warned.

Trio of leading law firms facing ‘conspiracy’ claim win security for costs order

21 June 2018

Three leading law firms being sued for unlawful means conspiracy have been awarded a multi-million pound security for costs order.

SRA’s insurance reforms “piling too much risk on consumers”

19 June 2018

The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s plans to reform professional indemnity insurance and the compensation fund put too much risk on consumers without any commensurate benefit, a watchdog has warned.

Negligent solicitors face damages rehearing after Court of Appeal ruling

15 June 2018

The Court of Appeal has overturned a ruling that leading Welsh firm Hugh James did not have to pay a former client damages even though it had provided negligent advice. It is the latest in a long line of negligence cases to come out of the government’s miners’ compensation scheme.

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20 September 2018
Simon McCrum

Why don’t lawyers do what you ask them to do?

Having been team leader, department head, division head and managing partner, I understand well the frustration (and anger) that managing partners and CEOs voice to me: “We’ve asked them a dozen times, but still they aren’t doing what we need!”

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