There has been considerable activity in the professional liability area during 2019. This Focus On…Professional Liability gives you a snapshot on to what has been happening by looking at the content published by Hardwicke’s Professional Liability team.
A great deal of our activity during 2018/19 related to the publication at the end of 2018 ofRisk & Negligence in Property Transactions which was edited by leading professional negligence practitioner, John de Waal QC, and to which a large number of the Hardwicke team contributed. You may indeed have attended one of the workshops we have been running with the Law Society in London, Bristol, Leeds and Manchester!
We hope you find this Focus On…Professional Liability useful.
Amazing results in the latest edition of Legal 500
The Professional Liability Team did particularly well in this year’s Legal 500.
Hardwicke is stated to be: “an exciting, forward-thinking, solutions-focused set with a huge amount of commercial expertise” which is: “excellent from top to bottom” and “continues to impress. Solicitors also note how chambers continues to go from strength to strength – its profile in the professional negligence and insurance spheres being raised hugely in recent years.”
The Professional Liability is seen as “going from strength to strength“. As well as being recommended for Professional Liability as a set, we currently have 3 silks and 8 juniors recommended with eight of those members going up a band in the rankings.
Comment on a important appeal from NHS Wales touching on consent to treatment, departing from NICE guidelines, joint replacement surgery, the approach to appeals on findings of fact and also the adequacy of judicial reasons.
Alongside our regular articles and posts, we have started:
a new podcast series. These short podcasts give a slightly more informal view on topical legal issues. You can access these via our website where they appear on the home page, Latest Thinking page and on the profile pages and practice area pages relevant to the practice area/s involved. Watch out for the forthcoming podcast from James Hall and Tom Bell on the impact of changes in FOS jurisdiction on financial services and professional negligence claims.
making the slides of our seminars available in video form.
For example, click here to see the slides used in Sarah McCann and Ebony Alleyne’s recent seminar on professional negligence claims associated with adjudications.
The Professional Liability team have given regular seminars over the last few months, some of which include cross-over practice area talks. Below are the recent events with which the professional liability team have been involved:
If you are interested in attending our events, wish to joining our mailing list, would like a copy of the slides and/or would like us to organise for us to do a training session for you, please email Events.
News and Appointments
Earlier this year the Professional Liability welcomed a new member, Lauren Godfrey.
Gemma Witherington was appointed not only a Deputy District Judge but also a Civil Recorder, Midland Circuit
The Hardwicke team were at MIPIM 2019 and will be back for more at MIPIM 2020 too so please do get in touch if you are also thinking of going.
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