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Categories:
Clinical 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 provides an introduction to the ways in which professionals can limit their personal liability for professional mistakes. It also examines the role of insurance to protect clients from negligence and which are the topical areas of interest to legal professionals in this field.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the ways in which professionals can reduce their personal liability for their professional failings;
  • Understand the role of insurance to protect both professionals and clients;
  • Know when a court will likely strike down a purported exemption or limitation of liability agreement;
  • Know what are the topical current issues in this area of law.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Legal Services Act 2007;
  • Solicitors Code of Conduct;
  • Marplace (Number 512) Ltd v Chaffe Street (a firm) [2006] EWHC 1919 (Ch);
  • HLB Kidsons (A Firm) v Lloyd's Underwriters Subscribing To Lloyd's Policy No 621/PK1D00101 & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 1206.

This podcast is about the various means professionals, with a lean towards the legal profession, go about limiting the personal liability of individuals for professional errors.

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