Indemnity insurance


Raleys ruling “good news for law firms and their insurers”

14 February 2019

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on solicitors’ professional negligence is good news for both law firms and their insurers, and should stem the flow of claims about the under-settlement of PI cases.


Supreme Court overturns law firm negligence decision

13 February 2019

The Supreme Court has overturned a Court of Appeal ruling that a negligent law firm should have to compensate its former client for failing to make a claim.


Supreme Court to rule on damages in solicitors’ negligence claims

12 February 2019

The Supreme Court is to decide when the prospects of success of a claim lost because of the negligence of a solicitor should be judged for the purposes of damages, it announced yesterday.


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.

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18 February 2019
John Espley LEAP

E-signatures: A sign of the times

Using the internet or a smartphone app has become second nature to most of us and handling legal transactions digitally should be no different. The emergence of e-signatures is making this a reality.

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