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ANGEL SOLICITORS v JENKINS O’DOWD & BARTH

Breach of undertaking — Solicitors — Mortgages — Redemption — Undertakings to redeem existing charges over properties following completion of sale.

[2010] Lloyd's Rep. PN 1

NAPIER AND ANOTHER v PRESSDRAM LTD

Legal profession — Regulation — Complaints — Outcome of complaint — Confidentiality — Injunctions — Publication — Restraining publication — Whether information confidential — Law Society — Investigation procedure — Legal Services Ombudsman — Guide to the Professional Conduct of Solicitors — Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 — Solicitors Act 1974 — Human Rights Act 1998, section 12(3).

[2010] Lloyd's Rep. PN 8

HAUGESUND KOMMUNE AND ANOTHER v DEPFA ACS BANK WIKBORG REIN & CO (THIRD PARTY)

Banking and finance — Swap agreements — Investments — Loan agreements — Local government — Public law — Capacity — Authority — Legal advice by Norwegian lawyers — Negligence — Restitution — Mistake — Failure of consideration — Absence of consideration — Change of position — Norwegian law.

[2010] Lloyd's Rep. PN 21

WILLIAMS v THOMPSON LEATHERDALE AND ANOTHER

Divorce — Legal advice — Negligence — Solicitors — Barristers — Duty to advise of implications of pending decision — Scope of duty — Standard of care — Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, section 25.

[2010] Lloyd's Rep. PN 83

HAITHWAITE v THOMSON SNELL & PASSMORE

Negligence — Professional negligence — Solicitors — Litigation — Damages — Loss of a chance — Valuation of lost chance — Clinical negligence — Causation.

[2010] Lloyd's Rep. PN 98

QUINN DIRECT INSURANCE LTD v THE LAW SOCIETY OF ENGLAND AND WALES

Insurance — Regulation — Legal profession — Solicitors — Professional indemnity insurance — Dishonesty — Intervention by regulator — Civil procedure — Disclosure — Access to documents — Confidential information — Privilege — Rights and obligations of primary layer insurer — Solicitors Act 1974 — Solicitors’ Indemnity Insurance Rules 2007

[2010] Lloyd's Rep. PN 130

NAYYAR AND OTHERS v DENTON WILDE SAPTE AND ANOTHER

Negligence — Professional negligence — Negligent solicitor — Ex turpi causa — Negligent misstatement — Breach of fiduciary duty — Vicarious liability — Agency — Contributory negligence.

[2010] Lloyd's Rep. PN 139

EXCEL SECURITIES PLC v MASOOD AND OTHERS

Solicitors — Agency — Breach of warranty of authority — Identity theft — Fraud — Solicitors acting for borrower — Claim by lender — Whether solicitors warranting identity of client — Reliance by lender — Breach of trust — Trustee Act 1925, section 61.

[2010] Lloyd's Rep. PN 165

AXA INSURANCE LTD v AKTHER & DARBY SOLICITORS AND OTHERS

Negligence — Professional negligence — Legal profession — Solicitors — ATE insurance — Panel solicitors — Vetting claims — Limitation — Accrual of cause of action — Contingent liabilities — When damage suffered — Limitation Act 1980, section 2.

[2010] Lloyd's Rep. PN 187

IMERMAN v TCHENGUIZ AND OTHERS

Civil procedure — Civil evidence — Documents — Delivery up — Legal professional privilege — Unless orders.

[2010] Lloyd's Rep. PN 221

YOULTON v CHARLES RUSSELL

Negligence — Legal profession — Solicitors — Civil procedure — Limitation — Agreements — Advice — Drafting — Execution of agreements — Breach of duty — Standard of care — Property transaction — Certainty — Want of authority — Conflict of interest — Company law — Unenforceability or invalidity of agreements — Duty to ensure agreements valid — Limitation Act 1980, sections 14A and 35 — Civil Procedure Rules, Rules 17.4 and 19.5 — Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989.

[2010] Lloyd's Rep. PN 227

WEBB v MACDONALD AND ANOTHER

Negligence — Professional negligence — Solicitor — Barrister — Advice on settlement — Summary judgment — Striking out — Legal Services Commission — Individual Voluntary Agreement — Insolvency Rules 1986 — Bank charges.

[2010] Lloyd's Rep. PN 287