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Court of Appeal: Indemnity costs order for “speculative” claims are not constrained by approved costs budget

In Lejonvarn v Burgess and Burgess [2020] EWCA Civ 114, the Court of Appeal have confirmed that the High Court was wrong not to punish the claimants who pursued…

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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.

UK Supreme Court finds Daiwa Capital Markets in breach of its Duty and upholds $153 million Negligence Claim

The UK Supreme Court, in the much anticipated judgment in Singularis Holdings Ltd (the “Respondent”) v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd (the “Appellant”) [2019] UKSC 50, have unanimously…

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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.

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Property Fraud: Breach of trust claims against solicitors

There have been a spate of recent cases where conveyancing solicitors acting for lenders may have been honest but these solicitors’ actions resulted in loss of monies through…