Professional negligence

This year Easter provided a perfect example of the potential threat of product liability and professional negligence.

Cadbury, at huge cost, was prompted to recall a swathe of Creme Eggs after an allergy warning was mistakenly left off the packaging.

As laws governing product liability increase pressure on manufacturers, a quick response to such instances is crucial in curtailing any liabilities thrown up by potentially faulty products.

Lawyers themselves are also facing extra hurdles in the face of professional negligence, particularly when being sued by clients.

This Professional Negligence Special Report examines the impact of the confidential nature of solicitor-client relationships on such cases and whether the Legal Services Bill will increase the risk of clients suing their advisers.