Indemnity insurance


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.


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.

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14 November 2018

How accessible is your recruitment process?

Recognising the benefits of employing disabled people in the legal profession, and attracting talented disabled candidates is a great start, but of little use if your recruitment process is not inclusive nor accessible.

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