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  • Court of Appeal reluctant to allow court interference in decisions of a disciplinary tribunal Accesso limitato

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    Ultima consultazione: 17 December 2008 / Inviato: 17 December 2008

    This article notes that, while the court`s supervision over the Solicitor`s Disciplinary Tribunal is appellate and not merely supervisory, the courts will only interfere in its decisions when they are wrong and not when the court simply disagrees.

  • Do actuaries have the necessary crystal ball to guide clients through current market conditions? Accesso limitato

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    Ultima consultazione: 17 December 2008 / Inviato: 17 December 2008

    Answer: maybe, this article explains why you should check whether the assumptions made by their statements still make sense in the light of the credit crisis.

  • Legal advisers under a duty to alert clients over changes in the law Accesso limitato

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    Ultima consultazione: 17 December 2008 / Inviato: 17 December 2008

    This article explores a case in which a barrister was found to be negligent for failing to advise his client about an impending case which could change the law in the client`s favour.

  • Second bite of the cherry for accountants disciplinary body Accesso limitato

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    Ultima consultazione: 17 December 2008 / Inviato: 17 December 2008

    Double jeopardy does not apply when a professional disciplinary body brings proceedings first for a conviction and then for the criminal activities which caused the conviction as shown by a recent ruling reported on in this article.

  • Credit crisis teleseminar: Professional liability Accesso limitato

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    Ultima consultazione: 29 November 2008 / Inviato: 28 November 2008

    This is a brief summary of the professional liability teleseminar held by Simmons & Simmons on 14 November 2008.

  • Negligent advice - when does the cause of action accrue? Accesso limitato

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    Ultima consultazione: 01 October 2008 / Inviato: 01 October 2008

    This article looks at the decision in Shore v Sedgwick Financial Services Ltd where the Court of Appeal considered the issue of when a cause of action accrues in the context of negligent advice. The Court of Appeal recently looked at this same issue in a similar context in Watkins v Jones Maidment Wilson. In both cases, the court found that the relevant causes of action accrued when the claimant either acted on the negligent advice or without the omitted advice.

  • Architects` negligence Accesso limitato

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    Ultima consultazione: 11 September 2008 / Inviato: 08 May 2007

    A look at the case of Pearson Education v Charter Partnership, in which a firm of architects was ordered to pay damages to the tenants of a warehouse for the effects of a flood caused by the negligent design of a rainwater drainage system.

  • European Commission consultation on auditors` liability Accesso limitato

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    Ultima consultazione: 11 September 2008 / Inviato: 16 March 2007

    This article dissects the European Commission`s consultation on auditor liability reform.

  • Accountants` disciplinary proceedings Accesso limitato

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    Ultima consultazione: 11 September 2008 / Inviato: 05 February 2007

    The Accountancy Investigation and Discipline Board - the successor to the Joint Disciplinary Scheme - has lost its first case. The judgment, in which PwC was cleared of any wrongdoing in its role as auditor to Mayflower, was highly critical of the way in which the case had been prosecuted.

  • Does a solicitor owe a duty to the other side? Accesso limitato

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    Ultima consultazione: 11 September 2008 / Inviato: 05 February 2007

    There is no general duty on a solicitor to point out the mistakes of another party`s solicitor. Each situation must be judged in the light of its particular circumstances.

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