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Legal advice privilege not lost by repeating the client's instructions

Published on 17 February 2020. By Will Sefton, Partner and Tom Toulson, Associate

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In Raiffeisen Bank International AG v Asia Coal Energy Ventures Ltd (1) Ashurst LLP (2) [2020] EWCA Civ 11, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that legal advice privilege over a client's instructions to their lawyers is not lost, merely because the client authorises their lawyers to repeat the substance of those instructions to another party.

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Law Society introduces new Code for Completion by Post

Published on 04 March 2019. By Tom Toulson, Associate and Will Sefton, Partner

Conveyancing practitioners need of course to familiarise themselves with the new Code, in advance of its implementation date of 1 May 2019. Following Dreamvar, the new Code underlines the fact that the burden of detecting fraudulent sellers falls squarely on the sellers' solicitors.

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SAAMCo and BPE re-affirmed: the proper approach to loss in professional negligence cases

Published on 31 January 2019. By Nick Bird, Partner and Tom Toulson, Associate

A recent Court of Appeal decision reaffirms the importance of the "information" and "advice" categories when considering the losses for which a professional should be held liable.

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Bad news for litigants in person?

Published on 21 February 2018. By Tom Toulson, Associate

When a litigant in person fails to correctly serve a claim form they can expect the courts to take a firm approach, following the Supreme Court's decision in Barton v Wright Hassall

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Over the Insured's Dead Body

Published on 13 September 2017. By Tom Toulson, Associate

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One year on from the entry into force of the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 and the fun and games are just getting started.

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