Legal articles

Can I sue my solicitor for failing to advise me on the various funding options available to me?

Posted by Jennifer Rhind on July 2 2015 in Claims against professional advisers, Commercial litigation & dispute resolution, Professional negligence

A solicitor should always advise a client on the different types of funding options available to them, even if they are not an option for funding litigation that is offered by that firm. This obligation arises from the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct 2007.

Malicious, defamatory reviews and reports – dealing with the issue

Posted by Daniel Jennings on June 23 2015 in Defamation libel & slander claims

Business reputation has never been more important than now, with the ability of anyone to research any business before dealing with them; and the ability to circulate to the world bad reviews whether fair or unfair. Benjamin Franklin said famously “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” Now that might be rephrased “one bad review to lose it”

Importance of Claimants needing to show Defendant’s acts or omissions caused loss

Posted by Susan Hopcraft on June 23 2015 in Claims against professional advisers, Professional negligence

The recent case of Altus Group v Baker Tilly Tax & Advisory Services highlights the importance of a Claimant needing to show that the Defendant’s acts or omissions caused loss. The claimant sought damages for professional negligence from their accountants, who were tax specialists, in failing to give advice that would have enabled the claimant to implement a restructuring proposal with a view to reducing its tax liabilities.

Site Map