Professional Indemnity

Recent Developments in Professional Negligence

May 31st


Recent Developments in Professional Negligence

May 31st

2 - 5pm

Speaker: Tim Edward

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£135+VAT (Member price)

3hrs CPD

Professional negligence is a complex and often highly emotive area of law, with the potential for numerous twists and pitfalls. With each passing case, the intricacies of this area of law become ever more important, and the avenues for pursuit and appeal grow ever more complex. This seminar will bring you up to date with developments in professional negligence, including comprehensive walk-throughs of recent cases on time bar and causation of loss, and the available routes to pursue claims.

Our speaker, Tim Edward, of Maclay Murray & Spens, has years of experience of large-scale commercial litigations, as well as leading the firm’s professional indemnity insurance unit, dealing with all types of professional negligence claims. With his formidable expertise, he will clarify and illuminate the issues in what promises to be a fascinating and engaging seminar. The topics covered will include:

  • Claim or Complaint to Professional Body? Mediation, arbitration or litigation?
  • Limitation of Liability
  • Standard of Care
  • Prescription – the legacy of Morison v ICL Plastics
  • Causation and Quantification of Loss – the application of SAAMCO; the impact of contributory negligence/failure to mitigate loss
  • The event begins at 2pm. Delegate registration is open from 1:30pm.

    Tim is a Partner and Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution, specialising in insolvency and company litigation. He works closely with the Company Department in providing advice in these areas and has experience of handling large-scale commercial litigations. Tim also heads up the firm's professional indemnity insurance unit which handles all types of professional negligence claims, specialising particularly in architects' and engineers' negligence. Tim is an accredited specialist in professional negligence by the Law Society of Scotland.