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the professional negligence blog

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Knowledge of negligence – Section 14A of the Limitation Act

Section 14A of the Limitation Act is extremely challenging and has given rise to a considerable body of case-law.   One particularly vexed question is the extent of knowledge required where lawyers are sued for providing allegedly negligent advice on an underlying claim. In particular, does the claimant to have to know that the advice given by the lawyers was wrong? Or is that excluded b... [More]

The Duty to Warn....!

There are relatively few cases on the subject of what warnings professionals need to give to their clients when advising/acting for them.  In a case that came before Akenhead J in the TCC this March, the following guidance was given.  Clearly much will depend upon the expert evidence and any contracts in such cases, but it is still worth bearing in mind this summary on a common yet surpr... [More]