This edition of the Pelican Brief focusses on risks for solicitors’ firms, both current and emerging. We also look at developments in doubling ground rent claims, some recent court decisions on scope of duty and exposure to opponents’ costs, and finally we provide a summary of parties’ new obligations pursuant to the Disclosure Pilot in the Business and Property Courts.
In this latest issue of the Pelican Brief we look at two key developments: First, we consider the May 2018 Court of Appeal case of Dreamvar v Mishcon de Reya, and provide suggestions for conveyancers to protect themselves from fraud and potential liability.
In this article, we explore current threats to the profession and look to the future to identify new claims exposures.Our experience in representing solicitors in the defence of professional negligence claims tells us that the following areas should be monitored closely.
We highlight in this Risk Management update steps that firms should consider taking as part of their due diligence to make a success of succession. Mergers between law firms are not new but they are a growing trend, with some very high profile activity last year.
In this briefing, we asked the claims team at DAC Beachcroft to look at the most common types of problems faced by solicitors and provide
tips on risk management to help avoid claims.
We highlight in this Risk Management Update, the types of fraud being perpetrated and the steps that firms should consider in both preventing and mitigating the risk of falling victim to a cyber fraud.