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One day son, all this (hopefully) will be yours

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You always hope that whatever property you buy will be worth what you paid for it but what if the valuation you relied on was wrong? If a surveyor is negligent when producing a property report, what loss can be recovered? The general rule is that a...

When it goes wrong...it goes wrong

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Have you bought a property only to find out sometime later that you have not got what you thought you had? You would expect your solicitors to pick up everything about the property and advise you accordingly. Unfortunately, things do sometimes get missed and...

Being let down

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Every solicitor owes a duty of care to their clients to give professional and appropriate advice. Unfortunately, sometimes things can go wrong and the outcome of your claim may not be as you expected. This often the case in personal injury and/ or clinical...

Going to see a man about a dog...

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Should lawyers should fear the implications of a case where an architect was found liable for free professional advice to friends? Perhaps not but they must still exercise caution. The Court of Appeal will give judgment in coming weeks over a £265,000...

Just hold your horses... Pre Action steps in Professional Negligence Claims

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Gone are the days when the first step in making a claim was to issue proceedings. “Just serve them with a Writ” was the mantra but now we are all encouraged to try and resolve matters before venturing through the Court’s doors. Indeed,...

Where does the responsibility lie when it comes to transactional losses?

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Solicitors have hailed a Supreme Court decision in a professional negligence case as providing much needed clarity on their liability when they mistakenly give a client wrong information. In BPE Solicitors and Anor v Hughes-Holland (in substitution for...

Weather to take a minute to think...

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We know that the British weather is an unpredictable thing. The same could be said for getting paid for the hard work you do. But what can you do to help to ensure you receive payment of your invoices? As soon as the sun is out, the work comes in. Do you...