The Law of Solicitors’ Liabilities

The Law of Solicitors’ Liabilities cover

Description

The Law of Solicitors' Liabilities, previously known as Solicitors' Negligence and Liability, provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of solicitors' negligence, liability in equity and wasted costs. Written by leading practitioners in the field, it deals with a variety of topics, from general principles to specific situations, providing practical guidance to the procedural aspects of bringing and defending a claim for solicitors' negligence.

The new fourth edition includes:

- A new chapter on insurance law focusing on a number of key topics which arise, particularly in relation to solicitors' insurance: aggregation; condonation; definition of private legal practice; notification; possibly successor practice rules.

- Updated case law to cover all recent Supreme Court and Court of Appeal decisions, eg Hughes-Holland v BPE (Supreme Court) scope of duty and extent of damages; Redler v AIB (Supreme Court): breach of trust; Lowick Rose v Swynson (Supreme Court): lifting the corporate veil in claims against professionals; Tiuta International v de Villiers (Court of Appeal): lenders' claims, impact of a remortgage on damages; Wellesley v Withers (Court of Appeal): test for remoteness of damage; and E Surv v Goldsmith Williams (Court of Appeal): implied duty on solicitors in lenders' claims.

- Regulatory/disciplinary developments, eg revised SRA Code of Conduct.

Table of Contents

Section A Civil Law Claims
Part 1 General Principles
Chapter 1 The solicitor's duties in contract and tort
Chapter 2 Breach of duty
Chapter 3 Causation and quantum of damages in contract and tort
Chapter 4 Claims in equity
Chapter 5 Authority, vicarious liability and undertakings
Chapter 6 Solicitors' duties of confidentiality
Chapter 7 Limitation
Chapter 8 Contributory negligence and contribution
Part 2 Specific Claims
Chapter 9 Real Estate
Chapter 10 Lenders' claims
Chapter 11 Wills, estates and trusts
Chapter 12 Litigation
Part 3 Procedure
Chapter 13 Costs orders against solicitors
Chapter 14 Disclosure and privilege
Section B Professional Regulation And Discipline
Chapter 15 The regulation of solicitors
Chapter 16 Disciplinary proceedings
Chapter 17 Insurance

Product details

Published 13 Aug 2020
Format Hardback
Edition 4th
Extent 1072
ISBN 9781526505293
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 248 x 156 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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William Flenley QC

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