2017 Professional Negligence Update

1 CPD Hour

Competency/Learning Objective - Legal knowledge and skills

This course considers recent developments and the latest cases in relation to professional liability in both contract and tort, including a discussion of topics such as the scope of a professional’s duty, recoverability of damages and causation. Links to relevant source materials are provided.

By the end of the course you should be able to advise authoritatively on topics such as:

  • the primacy of a professional’s retainer in determining the scope of any duty that is owed

  • remoteness and the type of loss for which responsibility is assumed

  • the proper application of the “but for” test where a negligent valuation underpins the refinancing of an existing debt

  • the extent of the losses for which a professional is liable after failing to advise a client not to engage in a transaction

Course Created: April 2017

About the Author:

Richard Quenby was called to the Bar in 1985, specialising in landlord and tenant, commercial property and insolvency work. Subsequently, he spent more than 6 years as the Principal Professional Support Lawyer in the Real Estate Division of Addleshaw Goddard LLP, worked as a Professional Support Lawyer at DWF LLP and is now a Supervisory Lawyer at Berwin Leighton Paisner. Richard has also worked as a freelance writer, tutor and lecturer. His published articles have appeared in Estates Gazette, Property Week, Legal Week and The Lawyer. He is a co-author of "Flat Schemes in Residential and Mixed Use Developments", published by Bloomsbury Publishing and a member of the Consultant Editorial Board of LexisPSL. He is also the author of a number of other courses for LegalTraining. Richard can be found on LinkedIn here.

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