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Fraud in Civil Proceedings
The word ‘fraud’ – like ‘negligence’ – tends to be easily thrown into a conversation when discussing the actions of a potential defendant, but it has a different and more onerous definition in law...
Professional Negligence Claims and Financial Ombudsman Decisions
DO YOU OR DON’T YOU? Clark –v- In Focus Asset Management (“IFAM”) [2014] EWCA Civ 118 Professional Negligence Solicitor, Emma Slade, examines a unanimous Court of Appeal decision which confirms that...
Negligent Assessment of Mental Capacity and Delay in Preparing a Will
Charles Cooper, Barrister at Magdalen Chambers, reviews the recent Solicitors negligence case of Feltham v. Bouskell. It is an obvious requirement for a new Will to be valid that the testator, whose...
Is Irresponsible Bank Lending Negligent?
Many a professional negligence lawyer has had enquiries about whether a bank can be held liable for their irresponsible lending.  Picture the case: a young 18 year old in his first job wanting a £5,...
Mis-selling Interest Rate Swap Hedging Products
A brief look at how the desire of bankers to increase their bonuses has contributed to the Interest Rate Swap problem This article was going to be entitled “Why did the banks do it?” but the answer...
Negligent Property Overvaluation by Valuer
Professional negligence lawyer, Emma Slade, reviews the latest case law relating to negligent overvaluation of property by valuers and surveyors Readers may be aware of the stinging result for...
Compensation Fund for Interest Rate Swap Mis-selling
Interest Rate Swap lawyer, Emma Slade, looks at the reserves that the banks have put aside to meet interest rate swap compensation claims and asks ‘is it enough?’ Concerns are being raised as to...
Interest Rate Swap Mis-Selling Claim - Lawyer Required?
We look at whether victims of Interest Rate Swap mis-selling will need a lawyer to assist them with obtaining redress An article in THE INDEPENDENT published, just five days after the FSA Interest...
FSA Interest Rate Swap Report Criticized
We take a look at the FSA report on the Interest Rate Swap scandal and the criticisms that have been levelled at it The FSA has announced that 90% of the Interest Rate Swap cases it investigated in...
A Polo Settlement - SRA Swap Report Finally Published
The eagerly awaited SRA report on Interest Rate Swap mis-selling is published At seven o’clock this morning (30 January 2013) - a day earlier than anticipated - the FSA released a statement following...

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