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Courting Disaster

In April 2018, we reported on the decision in Woodward and Another v Phoenix Healthcare, where the Court retrospectively validated service of a Claim Form after expiry of its validity despite it not…

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All Rise! .. For the FOS

From 1 April 2019, the compensation limit for claims brought before the Financial Ombudsman Service has risen to £350,000.  While this may seem a dramatic increase, the new limit only relates to…

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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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