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Solicitor's Negligence

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Robert RennieProfessor of Conveyancing, University of Glasgow

ISBN13: 9780406996107
ISBN: 0406996
Published: February 1997
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

""(A BUTTERWORTH/LAW SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND JOINT PUBLICATION) Claims against solicitors - whether being sued by other solicitors on behalf of clients or being sued under the Master Policy - are on the increase. This text examines, from a Scottish perspective, the concept of professional negligence as it applies to solicitors and the contractual and delictual duties of care owed by solicitors to their clients and to third parties. It also deals with the practical and procedural aspects of bringing and defending a claim.""

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""Introduction. The standard of care. The contract between solicitors and clients. Obligations owed to third parties. Duties relating to commercial advice and disclosure. Negligence in conveyancing and related non-litigation matters. Negligence in matters of litigation and dispute. Defences and mitigating factors. Causation and damages. The conduct of a claim. Inadequate professional service and negligence""