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Professional Liability and Regulatory Conference 2024

Session 3: Duty of care owed to third parties: Ashraf v Lester Dominic and McClean v Thornhill


Speaker: Roger Stewart KC Roger Stewart KC explores when lawyers owe duties to third parties and considers two recent cases: Ashraf v Lester Dominic, concerning solicitors in…

Session 4: Aggregation in PI policies after Discovery Land v Axis?


Speakers: Graeme McPherson KC and Miles Harris Graeme McPherson KC and Miles Harris will survey the operation of the aggregation provisions to be found in different PI wordings, including…

Session 5: Who watches the watchmen? Claims against directors of insolvent companies.


Speakers: Daniel Saoul KC, Mark Cullen and Seohyung Kim Dan, Mark and Seohyung will give a whistlestop tour of some of the tools available for holding directors to account, and…

Session 6: Auditors’ liability to third parties: where are we now?


Speakers: Paul Mitchell KC and Isabel Barter Following Amathus Drinks v EAGK LLP, Paul Mitchell KC and Isabel Barter will explore auditors’ duties of care to third parties, focusing…

Session 7: Is there no “Alternative” in Alternative Dispute Resolution anymore? Should Mediation Be Compulsory?


Speakers: Michael Bowmer and Ben Patten KC Michael Bowmer and Ben Patten KC will be in conversation looking at the landmark decision of the Court of Appeal in Churchill…

Session 8: Accessory Liability Claims against Professionals


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…

Session 9: The Building Safety Act: What’s Occurring.


Speakers: Siân Mirchandani KC and Paul Fisher Siân Mirchandani KC and Paul Fisher provide a summary of the key points of principle in recent cases relating to the Building…

Session 10: The first duty of an attorney, a mouth shut for ever: problems and practicalities in protecting privilege


Speakers: Charles Phipps and Chris Greenwood Solicitors routinely assist their clients in asserting privilege in the ordinary course of litigation, and they are also familiar with the implied waiver…

Session 11: The Regulation of Lawyers for Sexual Misconduct and the Inappropriate use of Social Media


Speakers: Clare Dixon KC and Ben Smiley Regulators continue to grapple with when it is and is not appropriate to take action against solicitors or barristers who are accused…

Session 12: Limitations of liability and disclaimers- what’s the recent case law, do they work and what are the regulatory ramifications?


Speakers: Helen Evans KC and Marie-Claire O’Kane We will be exploring the range of different tactics used by professionals try to limit or exclude their liability, identifying where they…

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Four Fundamentals of Limitation Periods in Contract and Tort Claims


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