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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.

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…