Professional negligence

Lessons learned from Gladwin v Bogescu

Jeff Turton warns of a significant impact to parties who are in breach of orders to serve witness statements

Conflicts of interest after White & Case

Graham Reid unpicks the reasoning behind the SDT’s decision to issue reportedly its highest ever fine, and looks at the lessons to be learned by other firms

The soul of discretion

John Melville-Smith discusses the limits of solicitors’ liability regarding a discretionary trust in the case of Joseph v Farrer & Co

Leigh Day highlights the SRA’s inconsistent approach to enforcement

Martina Hogg argues that the soon-to-be-launched enforcement consultation must take into account concerns about how the regulator handles SDT cases

Knowledge is power

In the wake of a significant decision in Halsall, is time running out on claims against tax advisers, asks Alasdair Dick

A whirlwind six months

Georgina Squire reflects on the groundbreaking judgments and procedural changes litigators have had to get to grips with and looks ahead to the possible impact of Brexit

Standard of proof in the spotlight

Following the SRA’s case against Leigh Day, is it time for the SDT to rethink its use of the criminal standard of proof, asks Iain Miller