Category: Professional Negligence

A Warning to Lawyers in Professional Negligence Claims: Solicitors owe a duty to warn clients of risks

A solicitor is not under a general duty to warn clients about risks relating to matters which fall outside the scope of the client retainer; a potential professional negligence claim exists where there is a failure to warn as to risks which are material to the retainer.

Peril of leaving (ineffective) service of litigation claim form to the last minute

Summary of the Court of Appeal judgment in case of Woodward & anor. v Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Limited in which Lexlaw represented the Appellants in place of their former solicitors, Collyer Bristow.

Barrier to justice raised as court fees rise by 600%

In spite of Lord Pannick QC’s laudable motion of regret, the draft Civil and Family Proceedings (Amendment) Fees Order has been approved in the House of Lords; this will require…