The liability of trustees in bankruptcy to bankrupts is a curiously under-developed area of law. There has been a lack of clarity the circumstances in which a trustee can be liable to a bankrupt personally (rather than liable for losses to the bankrupt’s estate). However, this issue came before the Court of Appeal last month (judgment handed down 25 May 2017).
Paul Fisher provides some preliminary thoughts on this significant development in Qatar’s arbitration landscape.
In this article, the implications of the decision in BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland  UKSC 21 are considered by Roger Stewart QC and Scott Allen, who appeared for BPE Solicitors in this case. This is an important decision that concerns the application of the SAAMCO principle in a solicitors’ negligence claim.
Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability provides comprehensive coverage of the general law around professional liability – the duties, remedies, defences, litigation, human rights issues.
Carl Troman examines the defence of illegality – from its 18th century origins to the radical changes made by the Supreme Court in 2016.