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Gateley found negligent over redevelopment agreement

29 May 2019

The High Court has found national law firm Gateley negligent in its advice to the owner of land in Nottingham that led to him missing out on some of the profits from its redevelopment.


Leading firm held liable for asbestos case blunder

1 May 2019

The High Court has ordered Cardiff-based Hugh James to pay six-figure damages to the family of an asbestos victim for professional negligence in abandoning their personal injury claim.


Claim over solicitors’ negligence fails to establish loss of chance

29 April 2019

A married couple has largely failed in a claim of negligence against a firm of solicitors which had admitted that it failed to advise properly on a separate negligence case against another law firm.


High Court clears law firms over “fraudulent” property transfers

25 April 2019

The High Court has thrown out a claim that two law firms and three solicitors were responsible for two allegedly fraudulent transfers of a property.


Law firm has “no real prospect” of defending £5.2m claim

16 April 2019

A London law firm has “no real prospect” of defending a £5.2m breach of trust claim brought against it following a London property deal, the High Court has ruled.


Insurers “not interested in backing freelance solicitors”

11 April 2019

An expert in law firm regulation has said he does not know a single insurer interested in providing indemnity insurance to freelance solicitors, a concern echoed by the Law Society.


Negligence claim over football club chairman’s divorce to proceed

5 April 2019

A judge was wrong to stop a case against a law firm that had incorporated since potentially negligent advice was given when the wrong entity was named in the claim, the High Court has ruled.


Solicitors and QC “cannot rely” on without prejudice negotiations

4 March 2019

Allowing a City law firm and QC to rely on ‘without prejudice’ communications to defend allegations of professional negligence could “undermine the policy of encouraging parties to settle disputes”.


High Court rejects City firm’s bid to strike out negligence claim

26 February 2019

The High Court has rejected an application by global giant Dentons to strike out a negligence claim made against it as a third party.


Solicitors gear up for leasehold negligence claims

21 February 2019

National firm Simpson Millar has set up a team within its professional negligence department to handle potential actions against solicitors who failed to warn leasehold clients of damaging clauses.

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Many legal education providers are grappling with how to respond to the SQE. One thing that is clear is that courses will need to offer exposure to, and the use of, technology.

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