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Professional Indemnity

Find out more about DWF's Professional Indemnity team.


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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Legal advice, privilege and accountants

We review the latest developments regarding legal professional privilege and the accountancy profession following the long awaited Court of Appeal decision in R (Prudential) v Special Commissioners of…

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HMRC offer to settle tax avoidance schemes

We report on the recent Government initiative to clamp down on tax avoidance and evasion by inviting participants in certain schemes to settle their tax liabilities by agreement, without the need for…

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