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Solicitors' Negligence and Liability

ISBN13: 9780199284399
Published: March 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £120.00

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Professional negligence is an expanding area of interest, and Solicitors' Negligence and Liability is a new and authoritative stand alone text providing coverage of the major topics of solicitors' negligence and liability.

Readily accessible and functional, this specialist desk guide is clearly laid out for quick and precise analysis of the specific topic areas of contractual duties, tortious duties, equitable obligations, undertakings, defences, remedies, solicitors' indemnity insurance and also gives unique and valuable coverage of professional regulation.

This is an essential reference guide for practising lawyers specialising in solicitors' negligence but will be of value for any solicitor wishing to be reminded of the pitfalls in practice they are hoping to avoid.

  • A single source for comprehensive coverage of civil and criminal solicitors' liability;
  • Clear and logical coverage of specific practice areas such as contract, tort, equity, undertakings, defences, remedies and criminal law;
  • Essential and up-to-date coverage of professional regulatory and indemnity insurance issues;
  • Extensive use of leading and illustrative cases;
  • Clearly laid out to help for quick and accurate analysis

Professional Negligence, Professional Conduct and Ethics
Civil Liability
1. Interrelationship of general principles
2. Contractual duties
3. Tortious duties
4. Issues with relevance to both contractual and tortious liability
5. Liability for partners and employees
6. Equitable obligations
7. Solicitors as officers of the court
8. Undertakings
9. Defences
10. Remedies
11. Interrelationship with the liability of other professionals
12. Case examples focussing on particular areas of practice
13. Solicitors' Indemnity Insurance
Professional Regulation
14. The Guide to the Professional Conduct of Solicitors and overview of the regulatory process
15. Law Society Consumer Complaints Service and the Legal Services Ombudsman
16. Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
17. Interrelationship of professional regulation and civil liability
Criminal Obligations and Liability
The Impact of the Human Rights Act on legal and regulatory liability