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Professional Negligence Claims in 2014

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Professional negligence claims

As the year draws to a close Nicola Cutler looks back on the year’s key cases in Professional Negligence.

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Understanding your Professional Negligence Claim

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Often clients are confused about their professional negligence claim. Hopefully this blog will shed some light on the 3 most common areas of confusion.

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Casino wins claim against bank for negligent reference

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A London casino successfully claimed losses from a bank who provided a negligent reference for a new customer. When the customer disappeared without a trace the casino turned to the bank to recover its losses.

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Barrister Negligence Claims on the Rise

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As more barristers act for clients directly the number of barrister negligence claims are on the up.

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Architects duty to guard against their client’s own negligence

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In the interesting case of Sahib Foods Ltd-v-Paskin Kyriakides Sands (“PKS”) the Court confirmed that architects duty was owed to guard against the possible negligent misuse of cooking equipment at their client’s premises.

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Accountant negligence case overturned by Court of Appeal

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Generalist accountants are found not to be negligent for failing to give advice to the claimant about his domiciliary status or refer him to a specialist adviser.

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The Importance of Having Authority to Instruct

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A firm of solicitors successfully defended a negligence claim by establishing that their client’s representative had apparent authority to instruct.

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‘Plebgate’ Appeal and Potential Professional Negligence Claims

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Professional negligence claims are predicted to be on the rise following Andrew Mitchell’s ‘Plebgate’ claim which served as a stark warning for all solicitors.

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