Indemnity insurance


New indemnity insurer offers rewards for well-behaved firms

18 June 2019

A new professional indemnity insurer is claiming to be the first to offer well-run law firms “direct financial rewards” – such as a full premium rebate in a firm’s fourth year if it remained claims-free.


PII market “hardening” but cover still available for savvy firms

11 June 2019

The professional indemnity insurance is challenging for renewals this year, but firms can help persuade jittery underwriters of their case for cover by showing that they have taken steps to mitigate risk.


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”.

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