Above and beyond - the scope of a solicitor’s duty to their client
The onset of the financial crisis led to speculation that there would be a flood of large claims against solicitors. For the most part, that prediction has not materialised. Where claims have been advanced, some have been the subject of robust judicial scrutiny. For example, in recent cases involving questions about the scope of a solicitor’s duty of care, the courts have handed down judgments that were favourable to the profession.
How far does a solicitor’s obligation to inform a client of an emerging risk extend? Norton Rose’s Andrew Wanambwa examines two recent cases that have tested this ground
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