Professional negligence is an expanding area of interest and Solicitors' Negligence and Liability is a new and authoritative stand alone text providing coverage of the major topics of solicitors' negligence and liability. Readily accessible and functional, this specialist desk guide is clearly laid out for quick and precise analysis of the specific topic areas of contractual duties, tortious duties, equitable obligations, undertakings, defences, remedies, solicitors' indemnity insurance and also gives unique and valuable coverage of professional regulation. This is an essential reference guide for practising lawyers specialising in solicitors' negligence but will be of value for any solicitor wishing to be reminded of the pitfalls in practice they are hoping to avoid.
Mark Davies is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Sussex, specialising in the area of tort, professional negligence and professional regulation. He is a part-time Justice of the Peace, having previously practised as a solicitor and has published widely in the field of negligence.
PREFACE ; GENERAL PRINCIPLES ; 1. Contractual obligations ; 2. Liability in Tort ; 3. Equitable duties, conflicts of interest and confidentiality ; 4. Criminal and associated liability ; 5. Firm structure and liability for employees ; 6. Regulation ; 7. Solicitors' undertakings ; 8. Solicitors' liability and Human Rights Act 1998 ; 9. Other general principles ; SPECIFIC AREAS OF WORK ; 10. Litigation and family proceedings ; 11. Conveyancing and property work ; 12. Mortgage fraud ; 13. Company and commercial ; 14. Wills and Probate ; DEFENCES AND REMEDIES ; 15. Limitation issues ; 16. Solicitors' Professional Indemnity Insurance ; 17. Damages ; 18. The potential liability of solicitors for costs