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Post COVID-19 UK: What Will the Professional Negligence Claims Landscape Look Like?

Published on 28 June 2022. By Cheryl Laird, Associate (Scottish Qualified) and Will Sefton, Partner

The cost of living is at an all-time high, with interest rates increasing and inflation currently sitting at around 9%. The chances of a recession in the UK over the next two years have increased. It will come as no surprise that we expect the number of claims against law firms to rise as the economic downturn takes hold, as was the case in 2008 and recessions before it.

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The Supreme Court holds that "subsequently acquired evidence" is to be disregarded in assessing loss of chance in a DTI compensation scheme

Published on 21 November 2019. By Nick Bird, Partner and Cheryl Laird, Associate (Scottish Qualified)

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On 20 November 2019 the Supreme Court handed down its second 2019 judgment on loss of chance principles in Edwards v Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors [2019] UKSC 54. It held in favour of the claimant rejecting the lawyers' argument that the issue of loss should be determined based on all of the facts available at the date of the professional negligence proceedings.

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