Practice area: Professional negligence
The intriguing case of Winters v Mischon de Reya (2008) is studied in the first article in this Professional Negligence Special Report. Simon Winters, a previous client of Mischon, tried to prevent the firm from acting for his former employer, but failed to invoke the all-important Bolkiah jurisdiction and set tongues wagging among liability lawyers everywhere.
The second article looks at the precarious position of accountants during recession periods. In the wake of the Court of Appeal decision in Kidsons (2007), the accountancy profession may see closer scrutiny by insurers, who are prepared for a raft of litigation.
The third article focuses on the growing use of after-the-event insurance from one of the largest providers in the market.
Still cautiously optimistic, Australian firms have been benefiting from increased investment into Asia, including work emanating from China.
The Australian special report explains how the mega M&A deals of 2008 may be living in the memory, but they are still helping the country’s larger firms see through the recession. Like elsewhere, funding for PPP projects has stalled, leaving infrastructure lawyers in limbo.
Click on the underlined reports above to read them.