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Categories:
Professional Negligence
CPD Points:
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Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
Listen only, gain ½ a CPD point (30 minutes)

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

Regulated by ILEX:
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to examine the case of Levicom International Holdings BV & Anr v Linklaters and why solicitors will now be wary about giving strong advice and about giving percentage chances of success. It also highlights the difficulties solicitors might have if they seek to avoid liability with the argument that the client would not have followed competent advice in any event.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of problems top firms can encounter when facing claims;
  • Know the facts of the Levicom case and the courts’ approach in the first instance and then on appeal;
  • Appreciate the significance of what the Court of Appeal in Levicom held on causation and burden of proof in professional negligence cases;
  • Be aware of not only the willingness of the Court of Appeal to set aside decisions where the trial Judge has erred but also enforcing the need for solicitors to carry out a thorough investigation before providing robust advice.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Sources and References:
  • Bristol & West Building Society v Mothew [1998] Ch 1;
  • Levicom International Holdings BV & Anr v Linklaters [2010] EWCA Civ 494;
  • Wilsher v East Essex Area Health Authority [1988] AC 1074.

In this podcast Jacquetta Castle discusses developments in claims against city law firms looking specifically at the case of Levicom International v Linklaters.

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