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Professional Indemnity


Reporting mistakes and loss of a chance

In Hanbury & Ors v Hugh James [2019] EWHC 1074 (QB), the defendant firm failed to send a crucial document to its client's expert, leading to the underlying claim for personal injuries not being…

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Power shift in Professional Indemnity market

In recent years insurance brokers working in the construction Professional Indemnity (PI) market have been used to conveying to their clients the buying power they held in a “soft market” due to the…

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Solicitors' Retainer Letters, Implied Duties

The recent case of Capita Pension Trustees Ltd & Anor v Sedgwick Financial Services Ltd & Ors[2019] EWHC 314 (Ch) is interesting in so far as it provides helpful guidance as to the principles…

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Adjudicator slips up at the crucial moment

The slip rule is a well-established principle that applies to court, arbitration and adjudication proceedings and allows for the correction of accidental mistakes or errors in the outcome of such…

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Pay first argue later – put to the test

In a recent TCC decision, Stuart-Smith J followed the Court of Appeal’s judgment in S&T (UK) Limited v Grove Developments Ltd[1] (considered here),ruling that an employer must comply with an…

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