Session 8: Accessory Liability Claims against Professionals

28 February 2024

Speakers: Jamie Smith KC and Will Birch

Jamie and Will will be analysing the two main types of accessory liability claims that may be brought against professionals: for dishonest assistance and knowing receipt. Each type of claim will be broken down into its constituent parts and key questions answered by reference to recent case law. Particular focus will be placed upon the knowledge requirement for each type of claim and a review of knowing receipt claims following the decision of the Supreme Court in Byers v. Saudi National Bank. Attendees will hopefully come away with a clear idea of the basic building blocks of each type of claim and of core aspects and pitfalls associated with such liability.

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Call: 1995 Silk: 2015

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