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Conditional Fee Agreement Insurance
What was intended to be guidance and some fundamental changes to the law of nuisance by the Supreme Court in the matter of Coventry –v- Lawrence, has in fact caused consternation for litigants who...
Modern Ground Rent: Buyers Beware
Professional negligence solicitor, Lee Dawkins, looks at the problems caused by Modern Ground Rent provisions under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967. We have recently been instructed to deal with a...
The FOS: To complain or not to complain – that is the question.
Emma Slade, a specialist professional negligence solicitor, examines the recent unanimous Court of Appeal decision in Clark –v- In Focus Asset Management confirming that once a decision by the...
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...

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