Solicitors' Claims - a Practical Guide

Solicitors' Claims - a Practical Guide

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$180.00 RRP

Date: 20/09/2013

Code: 9780414031821

Sweet & Maxwell, UNITED KINGDOM

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Description

  • Draws together the legal and practical issues which most commonly arise in claims against solicitors
  • Offers practical advice for solicitors and those dealing with solicitors’ professional indemnity
  • Covers the main areas of legal liability
  • Answers the key questions of:
    • Was any duty of care owed In respect of claims by third parties?
    • What were the scope and limits of the solicitor’s retainer?
    • Was there a breach of duty?
    • Is there a limitation defence?
    • Causation
    • Quantum
    • Other contributors
  • Deals with specific problem areas in individual chapters, examining the following in relation to each:
  • applicable legal principles that courts will use to determine issues of liability, including latest case law developments
  • factual matters which should be considered alongside claims
  • guidance on how potential pitfalls can be avoided
  • identifies the underlying causes of claims against solicitors
  • looks at practical claims handling issues
  • goes through strategic considerations relating to settlement of claims
  • addresses costs issues when considering settlement, including the impact of the April 2013 Jackson reforms

Contents

  • Introduction
  • In respect of claims by third parties (i.e. non-clients) was any duty of care owed?
  • What were the scope and limits of the solicitor’s retainer?
  • Was there a breach of duty
  • Is there a limitation defence?
  • Causation – what difference did the alleged breach of duty make?
  • Are there any potential contributors?
  • Underlying causes of Claims
  • Practical Claims Handling Issues
  • Settlement: strategic considerations and cost issues
  • The April 2013 Jackson Reforms: key provisions, strategic considerations and potential pitfalls

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