Chinese firm Jun He is being sued by two domestic rivals, Commerce & Finance and Jingtian & Gongcheng, over its adviser role in the Sino-Forest’s independent investigation.
Michael Rawlinson QC of Kings Chambers was instructed to admit breach of duty but deny causation on a novel basis in A v Avalon Solicitors.
Weil Gotshal & Manges is facing a €12m (£10m) professional negligence claim brought by private equity house Bancroft over its acquisition of a Slovakian ice cream company.
The recent case Feltham v Bouskell  EWHC 3086 (Ch) is one of the first to consider the additional sanction under CPR 36.14(3)(d).
Newcastle International Airport (NIA) has been ordered to pay all the costs associated with the negligence claim it brought against Eversheds, which ended last week after a six-year battle.
Eversheds has been ordered to pay £2 in nominal damages to Newcastle International Airport (NIA) after the Court of Appeal (CoA) brought to an end a six-year court battle.
The Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Gabriel v Little addresses the question whether a solicitor provides ‘advice’ or ‘information’ and the scope of duty under SAAMCo.
Litigators could see a rush of professional negligence claims against the sector following the Court of Appeal decision to penalise those that fail to comply with court directions, leading lawyers have warned.
More than 100 firms have ben warned to prepare for the worst case scenario after failing to secure professional indemnity insurance (PII) on the open market ahead of the 1 October renewal deadline.
Walker Morris has been ranked in 27 practice areas in the 2014 edition of Chambers & Partners.
More than 150 firms could face closure after being unable to get professional indemnity insurance (PII) on the open market.
Being negligent does not mean being liable. Being negligent and causing an injury means a liability arises.
A High Court decision has confirmed that relief is potentially available for professional mistakes that amount to a minor departure from the ordinary standards expected of the profession.
A pair of elite Chinese capital markets firms, Commerce & Finance and Jingtian & Gongcheng, are facing negligence and breach of duty claims filed by 11 international financial institutions, including Credit Suisse Securities and Banc of America Securities.
Mills & Reeve has extended its professional indemnity team with the addition of three solicitors and a paralegal.
A total of 185 firms have applied to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the extended indemnity period (EIP) of insurance having failed to secure professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover by the regulator’s 1 October deadline.
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This financial institutions e-briefing from Eversheds looks at the current overhaul going on in the professional indemnity insurance market.
Decisive action when facing closure will at worst avoid a chaotic wind-down and at best net a turnaround
Chambers has announced that Paul Chaisty QC, Lesley Anderson QC and David Casement QC have been shortlisted in the Queen’s Counsel rankings.
The regulatory and disciplinary group has significant experience of the vast majority of disciplinary areas.
Alison McCormick of Outer Temple Chambers was a guest speaker on a Lexis Nexis webinar about asbestos.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) have avoided a £140m court showdown with London Underground (LUL) after settling a professional negligence case just weeks before it was due to be heard.
Solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance rates are set to rocket following the withdrawal of underwriter Berliner from the market, leading insurance brokers have warned.
As the renewal season for professional indemnity insurance approaches, insurers see the market hardening
Insurance broker Aon Risk Solutions has stepped into the breach following the news that XL Insurance and AIG intend to significantly reduce their market share in the solicitors professional indemnity (PII) market.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has turned to bar heavyweight Tony Grabiner QC of One Essex Court to lead the defence of a £140m professional negligence claim against it by London Underground.
The SRA has announced that it is considering the introduction of a financial rating criteria for professional indemnity insurance (PII) underwriters.
Morrison & Foerster is in the High Court this week defending a professional negligence claim brought by energy investment company Petrocapital Resources over a share transaction.
Changes to the way solicitors insure themselves are kicking in this year. Our peer panel surveys the new landscape.
Our insurance group sits within our nationally based practice, with excellent lawyers operating across a range of legal disciplines.
Shoosmiths unveils website detailing services of professional discipline team.
Firm is third to face professional negligence claims over how it handled a group action over MMR vaccine
Eversheds will be forced to defend a professional negligence claim from Newcastle International Airport (NIA) in the Court of Appeal (CoA) after NIA was given the green light to take the case to the appellate court.
Singaporean firm Allen & Gledhill, Clyde & Co and City shipping boutique Waterson Hicks are embroiled in a lawsuit filed by a Swiss Bank against the Singaporean firm over alleged negligent advice.
Sarah Clover (scroll down for video interview), joint head of Clyde & Co’s professional and financial disputes team, has become virtually a household name in legal circles for defending law firms and barristers in professional liability claims.
Collyer Bristow is expected to face two major professional negligence claims next year after the Court of Appeal (CoA) ruled last week that the £50m Innovator One claim could proceed to appeal.
Legacy Herbert Smith has been joined as a defendant with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in a £140m professional negligence claim being pursued by London Underground (LUL).
Newcastle International Airport (NIA) has been ordered to pay more than £500,000 of Eversheds’ legal costs into a holding account after it failed in its attempt to sue the firm for negligence.
Professional indemnity insurance is in the spotlight, with collapse and consolidation in the solicitors’ sector forcing insurers to focus on firms’ profitability
Professional indemnity cases keep hitting the court lists as settlement values continue to rise
Collyer Bristow is preparing to launch an indemnity costs claim against the 555 claimants which failed in their attempt to sue the firm on Friday.
A professional negligence claim is a headache for any lawyer - and as companies try to recoup their losses, there are plenty out there right now
Advice for a previous German federal state government comes back to haunt Gleiss
The High Court has rejected a professional negligence claim against City firm Devonshires clearing it of any wrongdoing to a former client.
Charles Winter maintains that self-insurance is a viable option for law firms
With PI rates remaining within reach for the majority of law firms, Sandra Neilson-Moore fights the corner for a commercial insurance market when the ARP is scrapped in 2013
Law firms of all sizes, and in particular smaller practices, will have to be fully armed with transparent, firm-specific information on their risk profiles once the PI revolution takes effect.
Firms need to embark upon a voyage of self-discovery in preparation for their PI renewal dates. Martin Ellis and Colin Taylor reveal the measures required to satisfy the increasingly picky underwriters
The SRA’s decision to defer scrapping the ARP is a hammer blow to the profession, says Mark Casady
Increasingly the courts are faced with issues of dishonesty by professionals and with this trend comes a hike in use of the illegality defence. James Roberts and Chris Dunlop examine its evolution in recent case law
The Supreme Court’s decision to remove immunity of suit from expert witnesses might be less dramatic than first expected. Nicholas Heaton reports
The Legal Ombudsman is finally up and running. Chris Fitton and Elizabeth Hughes find out how it’s working.
Those applying for indemnity costs awards need to back up their claims fully. Tony Hill reports on the latest significant judgment
The High Court has thrown out a £60m professional negligence claim brought against North West firm Mace & Jones this morning.
Construction and professional negligence silk David Sears QC is to take up tenancy at 4 New Square from next week.
With the shrinkage in the professional indemnity market and rates rising sharply, experts agree that the sector is set for a rocky ride. By Katy Dowell
The US justice system protects lawyers from being sued by dissatisfied clients to a greater degree than its English counterpart. John Keeney and Giles Hutt put paid to a popular misconception and examine the key differences between the two systems
Eversheds is facing a High Court professional negligence claim from property development company JMH Acquisitions.
A new consumer complaints system will be in place later this year. Nick Bird and Andrew Williamson say the rules could mean headaches for some law firm leaders
The Government is sticking to its guns with the Financial Services Bill. Dan Preddy and Martin Langley highlight the concerns of those it affects
The Levicom v Linklaters case sets a precedent that clients cannot point the finger at their lawyers just because they don’t like the outcome of a case. By Fergal Cathie and Natalia Lyttleton
Charles Russell has instructed Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) to defend a £4m claim brought against it by a former client.
Property company London & Regional (L&R) last week settled its £30m negligence claim against Lawrence Graham and runaway partner Michael Fielding on the first day of the trial.
A recent clinical negligence case made all professionals sit up and take notice. But lawyers need not worry – the ruling does not apply to them. By Peter Causton
The Bar Council’s new direct access rules leave barristers wide open to negligence claims
The face of accessorial liability is changing, but many questions remain unanswered. Bajul Shah reports on Criterion Properties v Stratford UK Properties
Amid fears of the onset of a US-style compensation culture, Australia’s Ipp Review has recommended a crackdown on payouts. Jon Robins reports
The High Court has ordered 15-partner City firm Druces & Attlee to pay almost £2m in damages to a former client for breach of contract, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.
Despite two years of a hard insurance market and rising professional indemnity premiums, Trevor Moss argues that law firms are better off in the open market than under SIF
Facing a claim is bad enough. Conflict with your insurer can be even worse. Derek Holwill and Helen Ager report
Net contribution clauses have yet to be tested in court, but they should always be used. George Brown explains why
To paraphrase Dirty Harry, a man’s got to know his limitations. Nicholas Heaton explains why
The capping of liability in solicitors’ letters of engagement is crucial, argues Mike Willis
As compliance with money laundering legislation reaches the next stage, law firms need to be ever-more vigilant. Nick Pointon explains why
On 21 May, Regulation 4 of the Amended Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 came into force. The regulations introduced the duty to manage and will mean that the UK has some of the most stringent controls on asbestos in the world.
Nicholson Graham & Jones (NGJ) has been cleared of any negligence in a case in which the firm bizarrely found itself as both the claimant’s solicitors and a Part 20 defendant.
Taylor Wessing shuts down clinical negligence group" /Taylor Wessing has closed its defendant clinical negligence department, which brought in £1m a year, because of the squeeze by insurers on lawyers’ rates.
Olswang is taking the £19m negligence claim brought against it last year all the way to the High Court.
The courts have delivered a severe blow to businesspeople who sue law firms for negligence on the grounds that solicitors have given them inadequate commercial advice.
Arbitration in professional negligence cases can be a better route for litigants to resolve their disputes. And it costs less, says William Bojczuk
Crown Office Row has hired two junior tenants from Kings Chambers in Manchester. The barristers, John Cooper and Simon Antrobus, specialise in health and safety and corporate manslaughter. For the last seven years they have acted for the Department of Trade and Industry in Griffiths v British Coal Corporation.
The Master of the Rolls has attacked the UK’s record on looking after accident victims. Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers (left) asked the Government to back the rehabilitation of those affected in its plans to deal with the spiralling costs of employers’ liability insurance. He told delegates at the Forum of Insurance Lawyers annual conference ...
LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & McRae will attempt to overturn the verdict of a Manhattan court which found it guilty of legal malpractice in favour of former client Sheraton Corp.
South East firm ASB Law is facing a £100,000 negligence claim brought by a former client of the firm's personal injury department.
Nick Brown has quit 4 New Square for Doughty Street Chambers to develop his civil liberties and clinical negligence practice. Brown's broad-based professional liability practice has increasingly focused on clinical negligence and personal injury claims. He also developed a niche civil liberties practice. He is presently acting for Mumia Abu-Jamal, the prominent black activist on death row in Pennsylvania.
A professional negligence barrister is seeking leave to appeal to the House of Lords to overturn a finding of negligence against her.
Leading medical negligence silk Paul Rees QC is himself being sued for negligence by the Medical Defence Union (MDU).
Bank Restaurant Group, the company that employs the wife of Pinsent Curtis Biddle's senior partner as a director, is suing her husband's firm for negligence.
Naomi Rovnick reports on how Olswang fought off a negligence claim from a ’mate’
Coudert Brothers is seeking leave to appeal a judgment handed down in February that found the firm had acted negligently on a £5.5m Russian share purchase for UK clothing manufacturer IML.
A group of senior clinical and medical negligence lawyers has been established as support for the longstanding Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (Apil).
Leicester law firm Freethcartwright is dealing with 60 claims made against the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
Eversheds is being sued for £600,000 because its Cardiff office allegedly gave negligent advice.