CoA could trigger professional negligence wave with 'plebgate' ruling, lawyers warn

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  • That's ridiculous. The point is, these are the new rules, follow them. If a solicitor gets it wrong, then the client should have some form of redress open to them. Such redress is in the form of a professional negligence claim.

    As a lawyer it is vital that one keeps on top of ever changing rules and laws within your area of practice. If a we, (as solicitors), breach our duty of care by not doing what we are supposed to, then we have it coming.

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  • No way! I disagree, in the the end it would just increase the number of professional negligence cases against litigators.

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  • Of course lawyers should be sued if they breach their duty of care and are negligent; exactly the same as negligent doctors should be brought to task....... Or are we suggesting one law for one group of professional and another for the rest?

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  • They can't continue to act as they would have a clear conflict of interest when advising as to settlement and because Mitchell's bargaining position has been weakened by having no prospect of claiming his costs.

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  • If my lawyers omitted to file a costs budget with the court I would expect them to waive any irrecoverable costs. They might as well if to invoice me would be result in a prof neg claim against the firm anyway!

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