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Professional Indemnity

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Is it enough to prove breach of duty?

Catherine Flannery reviews the recent TCC decision in Smith & Others v South Eastern Power Networks which acts as a useful reminder that it is not enough for a claimant to simply prove breach of…

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Claims in the TCC

Jeremy Speller considers West County Renovations Ltd v McDowell which is an important case for anyone involved in issuing claims at the TCC. In giving judgment in this case, Akenhead J also gave…

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Construction Products Regulation

The new Construction Products Regulation came into force on 1 July 2013 and is set to have a major effect on all levels of the construction industry. Robert Calnan reviews the Regulation and looks at…

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Performance bond issues

Jonathan Brown examines the decision in Aviva Insurance Limited v Hackney Empire Limited which concerned the effect and extent of a performance bond issued by Aviva to guarantee obligations of the…

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A new era in public sector projects

With the confidence of the Government riding high on the public profile of UK 2012, in a speech on 26 February 2013 the Government’s Chief Construction Adviser, Peter Hansford, was loudly proclaiming…

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Solicitors' duty of care: Free advice

Alexia Drew looks at two judgments from the Court of Appeal involving solicitors‟ duty of care. In one of the judgements it was held that a trial judge had been entitled to find that the Defendant…

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Failure to provide advice: Loss of a chance

The Court of Session considered a claim for damages against a firm of solicitors on the grounds of breach of contract and professional negligence. The claim was based on the solicitors‟ failure to…

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