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Commercial litigation concerns and trends – autumn 2023


4 New Square’s commercial litigation networking breakfast provided a useful forum to…

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What’s new in lawyers’ liability?

Every September, many members of 4 New Square are involved in updating Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability. Helen Evans KC identifies some interesting and disparate…

What’s in a name? “A lot”, the press would answer

There has been a spate of recent cases where professionals involved as respondents in disciplinary proceedings have sought anonymity orders in their favour. Helen Evans KC…

Why are there so many cases against lawyers for contempt of court?

There has been a spate of cases in the past couple of years where contempt of court proceedings have been brought against lawyers. Prompted by the…

Professional liability and coverage update: 2022 in review

Overview By far the most significant number of professional liability cases in 2022 dealt with the existence or scope of professionals’ duties. The case of…

Can the tables ever be turned: when can professionals sue their clients for breaching duties to them?

When professionals are sued, it’s not unusual for them to make an assertion that their clients were “up to something”, or to complain that they had…

Blurred boundaries: just how far do solicitors’ duties extend?

There has been a recent spate of cases where claimants have attempted to argue that their solicitors owed them duties to go beyond the work which…

Mirror Mirror: Is the law now clear on reflective loss?

The principle of reflective loss has reared its head in multiple cases since 2020. Although the Supreme Court’s judgment in Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd [2020]…

What can be challenged in contribution claims? Percy v Merriman White explained

On 12 April 2022, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the contribution claim between solicitors and counsel in Percy v Merriman White [2022] EWCA…

Professional liability update: 2021 in review

Overview The key professional negligence cases of 2021 picked up on recurring challenges in this area of law and addressed in particular: The methodical…

Professional liability update: 2020 year in review

Overview The core issues considered in the most important professional negligence cases of 2020 cover five main themes, as follows: The practical consequences of…

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