pnBlawg

the professional negligence blog

A collaboration between Rebmark Legal Solutions and 1 Chancery Lane

Standstill agreement covers deceit claims

The Court of Appeal has held that a standstill agreement in a lender claim against valuers was broad enough to cover claims for fraud despite being expressed to deal with claims in negligence and breach of contract.    At the time when the lender sent the Letter of Claim – relating to 46 valuations – no fraud was suspected.  It alleged negligence and breach of contr... [More]

Will the introduction of adjudication in Professional Negligence cases have the same impact as the introduction of a similar scheme in the Construction Court?

On 1 February 2015 a voluntary pilot scheme for the adjudication of solicitors’ professional negligence claims was launched. Mr Justice Ramsey was to consider three test cases (with a quantum value of £100,000 or less) with feedback on those cases due to be provided by June 2015. It is now nearly November 2015, and not much has been heard: the latest update is that only one pilot case ... [More]

Facts about damage that are “material” under s14A(7) of the Limitation Act 1980

Blakemores v Scott and another [2015] EWCA Civ 999 concerned a claim by a firm of solicitors for outstanding fees in excess of £635,000 allegedly owed under CFAs entered into in 2009.  The Appellants had instructed Blakemores to apply to the Land Registry to close title to correct a mistake on the register under paragraph 5(a) of schedule 4 to the Land Registration Act 2002 (the “... [More]