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Professional Negligence Update with Helen Swaffield


Speaker: Helen Swaffield

Date: Wednesday 19th September, 2018

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Areas of Law: Civil Litigation; Company & Commercial

Competencies: D3,C1,B2,B3,B6,B7,A2,A4 and A5

Liverpool Law Society,
2nd Floor Helix,
Edmund Street,
L3 9NY

Course Code: S4162


This is the essential round-up of latest cases for professional negligence practitioners whether claimants or defendants. It will assist in fine tuning advice on duty, causation and loss together with tricky issues and common defences.

  • Duty- gratuitous services (Lejonvarn)
  • Sharing the duty of care with barristers (Dunhill)
  • Continuing duties (Worthing)
  • Retainer v duty (Greenhalg)
  • Duty v Regulatory backdrop (CGL Group)
  • Information v advice (Hughes Holland)
  • Duty to warn (Baxendale)
  • Loss calculated at the date of trial (LSREF)
  • Loss of a chance – new threshold test
  • Advice reasonably incidental (Seery)
  • Conveyancing fraud (Dreamvar)
  • Mitigation

Speaker Biographies

Helen Swaffield is a barrister with over 20 years’ experience in commercial litigation. Within her practice at St Ives Chambers, Birmingham, Helen works with government bodies and leading firms of solicitors on a range of commercial and in-house projects and advice. Helen is the Editor of the Commercial Litigation Journal and the Procurement and Outsourcing Journal both published by Legalese and is a regular legal Commentator and Broadcaster.


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