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The End of the Road for SAAMCO?

The seminal SAAMCO principle has been re-stated and re-purposed by the Supreme Court
07 September 2021

Acoustic shock: Landmark decision against the Royal Opera House

In ‘Goldscheider v Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation’, a violist has won compensation for irreversible ‘acoustic shock’ suffered during rehearsal.

18 May 2018

SAAMCo principles and contributory negligence: a reminder for claimants

Lloyds Bank Plc v McBains Cooper Consulting Limited examines the extent to which a professional advisor may be liable for a claimant's loss and how damages can be reduced by contributory negligence.
03 May 2018

Can you rely on the Law Society to “Find a Solicitor”?

Whether (or not) the Law Society owes solicitors and members of the public a duty of care when they use the "Find a Solicitor" website database will be the subject of a public trial.
24 November 2017

The Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017: What you should know

The Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017 are now in force and apply to all companies and LLPs that meet the threshold test. We look at the requirements of the Regulations.
20 June 2017

Unintended consequences: restructuring wipes out loss in negligent advice claim

The Supreme Court has unanimously held that the distinction between a company and its owner is crucial in considering whether damages are payable as a result of negligent advice given to the company.
02 June 2017

Supreme Court restates SAAMCO principle in landmark judgment

In a unanimous landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has restated the SAAMCO principle and, in doing so, overruled much of the last 20 years' judicial interpretation of a notoriously difficult case.
04 April 2017

How far is too far? Wellesley's impact on remoteness of damage in professional liability

A look at the impact of the Wellesley judgment on recoverable losses where a professional is liable concurrently in contract and in tort, focusing on Timothy Wright v Lewis Silkin LLP.
18 January 2017

What’s on the horizon for professional negligence?

Dispute Resolution Festive Forecast: today, we look at the likely “hot spots” for professional negligence claims in 2017 and beyond.
09 December 2016

Delegate carefully or risk liability

Leigh Day found not to have discharged its duty of care.
25 July 2016

Limitations on the scope for banks to identify the mistaken recipients of bank transfers

When a bank’s mistake leads to the wrong person receiving a transfer of money, a ‘Norwich Pharmacal’ order can be used to identify them.
01 October 2015

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Reduced possibility of aggregation of claims by solicitors' insurers

We overview the High Court's clarification of the aggregation clause in the Solicitors’ Minimum Terms and Conditions of professional indemnity insurance and why this may relieve many solicitors.
21 September 2015
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