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Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability 7th ed isbn 9780414047808

Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability 6th ed with 4th Supplement

Edited by: John Powell, Roger Stewart, The Hon Mr Justice Jackson

ISBN13: 9781847034601
New Edition ISBN: 9780414047808
Published: December 2010
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback & Supplement
Price: Out of print

Providing exhaustive coverage, Jackson and Powell on Professional Liability is the most established and authoritative work in the field of professional negligence law.

It is divided into two parts: chapters covering the general law around professional negligence - the duties, remedies, defences, litigation, human rights issues - are followed by detailed chapters covering individual professions in turn.

It is a new edition of the definitive text on professional negligence.

  • The 4th Cumulative Supplement was published in December 2010
  • The 3rd Cumulative Supplement was published in December 2009
  • The 2nd Cumulative Supplement was published in december 2008
  • The 1st Supplement was published in December 2007
  • The Main Work was published in December 2006
  • It contains comprehensive analysis of case law with extensive footnotes, and examines the basis of negligence liability (such as contract, tort and fiduciary duties).
  • It explains the various remedies available, and deals with the impact of human rights issues on the professions.
  • It covers litigation issues, and goes through the law as it applies to each profession, including the duties, liabilities and damages issues for each one.
  • It includes three new chapters on Insurance, Financial Services Regulation and Actuaries.
  • It is up to date with major recent case law.
The 3rd supplement to the 6th edition of Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability brings the mainwork up to date with the latest developments including:-
  • Stone & Rolls Ltd v. Moore Stephens [2009] UKHL 39; [2009] 3 WLR 455: House of Lords authority on illegality and attribution of liability in relation to auditors' liability.
  • Nationwide Building Society v Dunlop Haywards (DHL) Ltd. Extent of recovery against fraudulent valuer. Limits to lender's recoverable losses against negligent solicitor; contributory negligence and contribution between negligent solicitors and fraudulent surveyors.
  • Harrison v Harrison. Need to establish causation of loss in wasted costs application against a barrister.
  • Net contribution clause' survives the unfair contract terms legislation but arbitration clause does not: Langstane Housing Association Limited v Riverside Construction (Aberdeen) Ltd and Mylcrist Builders Ltd v Buck
  • More guidance on claims against professionals under the Defective Premises Act 1972: Bole v Huntsbuild Ltd
  • The responsibilities of a ‘lead consultant' explained: Fitzroy Robinson Ltd v Mentmore Towers Ltd
  • The principles for recovery in Biggin v Permanite cases explained: Siemens Building Technologies FE Ltd v Supershield Ltd
  • Many new cases on adjudication under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, including guidance on when the Court will intervene (Dorchester Hotel Ltd v Vivid Interiors Ltd, CJP Builders Ltd v William Verry Ltd and Jim Ennis Construction Ltd v Premier Asphalt Ltd)

Professional Negligence
Nature of professional liability.
Duties and obligations.
Contribution between defendents.
Human rights and professionals.
Professional indemnity insurance.
Construction professionals.
Medical practitioners.
Regulation of financial services.
Financial practitioners.
Insurance brokers.
Accountants and auditors.
Members and managing agents at Lloyd's.
Information technology professionals.
Patent agents and trade mark attorneys.