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This course focuses on developments in professional liability, including both negligence and contractual liability, as reflected by appellate court case law over recent years. You will gain an understanding of professional liability, the duty of care, the standard of care, causation, loss of chance, and limitation in a number of professions, with a particular emphasis on solicitors’ and barristers’ liability, but including some coverage of surveyors , accountants’ and insurance brokers’ claims. The course includes discussion of a large number of the principal cases in this complex field, as well as a practical session focusing on a recent case that raises many issues covered in the course. Finally, you will receive an insight into the implication for professional liability practitioners of the Jackson reforms, Mitchell v News Group Newspapers [2013] EWCA Civ 1537 and subsequent cases.


Andrew McLoughlin

is a practicising solicitor, who has been granted Higher Rights of Audience for Civil and Criminal proceedings and sits as a Recorder in the Crown and County Courts. Andrew has been described by a previous delegate as ‘an extremely erudite and knowledgeable gentleman with a sharp sense of humour. An absolute joy to learn from. Truly outstanding’

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