2018 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 extent of a solicitor’s duty to the other party to a transaction

  • determining the proper scope of a professional’s retainer

  • the correct approach to the assessment of damages

  • whether the extended limitation period under Limitation Act 1980, s 14A can be excluded

Course Created: February 2018

About the Author:

Richard Quenby is a non-practising barrister and Lead Supervisory Lawyer at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP. He is the current author of Ross: Commercial Leases (published by LexisNexis) and is co-author of "Flat Schemes in Residential and Mixed Use Developments" (published by Bloomsbury Publishing). Richard is also a member of the Consultant Editorial Board of LexisPSL and his published articles have appeared in Estates Gazette, Property Week, Legal Week and The Lawyer. He is also the author of a number of other courses for Legal Training. Richard can be found on LinkedIn here.

This course is no longer available for enrolment.


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