Posted by Lydia Excell, Trainee Solicitor
If when you bought your flat, it had a short lease of 80 to 90 years remaining or less, you could be burdened with the unexpected costs of a lease extension.
If your business has been offered redress by your bank for a missold swap or complex interest rate hedging product it’s important to take advice on whether you could be entitled to more.
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.
When you or your family member have been affected by an industrial disease, you will rely on an expert solicitor for help and advice with your claim. While most of the time the solicitor will represent your interests perfectly well, sometimes things go wrong leaving you or your family out of pocket. Claims for asbestos-related illnesses are very specialist, with many pitfalls for unwary solicitors, and even very experienced lawyers sometimes make mistakes.
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.