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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
The Law of Solicitors' Liabilities 4th ed isbn 9781526505293

Solicitors' Negligence and Liability 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9781847668714
New Edition ISBN: 9781526505293
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781845920609
Published: December 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The new edition of this popular title provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of solicitors’ negligence, liability in equity and wasted costs.

Written by practitioners for practitioners, it deals with a variety of topics, from general principles to specific situations, and is a handy and practical guide to the procedural aspects of bringing and defending a claim for solicitors’ negligence.

The new third edition includes important coverage of insurance issues, regulatory issues, disciplinary regulation of solicitors, coverage of the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority’s new code of conduct governing the profession and the introduction of the new role of Compliance Officer for Legal Practice, a new requirement for all solicitor firms.

  • Chapter 6 on Solicitor's Duties of Confidentiality contributed by Thomas Grant
  • Chapter 15 on The Regulatory Framework for Solicitors and
  • Chapter 16 on Misconduct Investigations and Disciplinary Proceedings contributed by Graham Reid and Paul Mitchell

Professional Negligence, Professional Conduct and Ethics
Chapter 1 The solicitor's duties in contract and tort
Chapter 2 Breach of duty
Chapter 3 Causation and quantum of damages in contract and tort
Chapter 4 Claims in equity
Chapter 5 Authority, vicarious liability and undertakings
Chapter 6 Solicitors' duties of confidentiality
Chapter 7 Limitation
Chapter 8 Contributory negligence and contribution
Chapter 9 Conveyancing
Chapter 10 Lenders' claims
Chapter 11 Wills, estates and trusts
Chapter 12 Litigation
Chapter 13 Costs orders against solicitors
Chapter 14 Disclosure and privilege
Chapter 15 The regulatory framework for solicitors
Chapter 16 Misconduct, investigations and disciplinary proceedings.