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Solicitors' Negligence and Liability

By: Tom Leech QC, William Flenley QC
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Published: 31-12-2012
Format: Hardback
Edition: 3rd
Extent: 1122
ISBN: 9781847668714
Imprint: Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP : £165.00

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About Solicitors' Negligence and Liability

Solicitors' Negligence and Liability is the leading title on all aspects of solicitors' liability. It is written by a team of practising lawyers who deal with claims against solicitors on a daily basis. It provides comprehensive, practical analysis on claims against solicitors in contract, tort and equity, as well as solicitors' duties of confidentiality, limitation, contributory negligence and contribution. It also contains extensive thematic coverage of solicitors' claims in areas such as conveyancing, mortgage lending, litigation, wills, estates and trusts and wasted costs. New to this edition are two chapters on the regulatory framework for solicitors, SRA investigations and proceedings before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

New content:
This edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect all relevant legislation and case law changes since the last edition published in 2008. In particular it contains an extensive and topical discussion of mortgage lenders' claims and significant new cases such as The Achilleas (remoteness), Haugesund v Depfa (Saamco), Lloyds Bank v Markandan & Uddin (lenders' claims) and Nationwide BS v Dunlop Haywards (contribution). This edition also documents the growing influence that professional regulation has on solicitors' liabilities, covering regulatory redress, disciplinary sanctions, the SRA Code of Conduct 2011 and the impact of conduct rules on duties.

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 Conveyancing;
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 regulatory framework for solicitors;
Chapter 16 Misconduct, investigations and disciplinary proceedings.

Reviews is of enormous value to have a book which covers such [complex] challenges as well as providing a complete guide to all aspects of solicitors' negligence, especially if it deals with the topic in a full, reliable, comprehensive, and up-to-date manner...This second edition of Flenley and Leech, which already has the benefit of a solid reputation thanks to the previous edition, satisfies [these] requirements...” –  The Rt Hon Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, January 2008, From the foreword to the second edition

“A book which everyone practising in the field should consider acquiring.” –  Journal of Professional Negligence

“Solicitors' Negligence and Liability is superbly written and provides both a clear and authoritative account of this area of law. The principles are well explained and include (where appropriate) detailed footnotes allowing the reader to undertake further research. The authors also wonderfully combine commentary with extracts from the key cases…For anyone practising in this area of law, they should not be without a copy of Solicitors' Negligence and Liability.” –  Student Law Journal

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