Conveyancing fraud: who bears the blame?

Conveyancing fraud: who bears the blame?

Should a firm of solicitors who have done nothing wrong be liable to pay compensation to a client who has been the victim of conveyancing fraud? The surprising answer was Read more…

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Posted on Oct 5th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Taylor Wimpey Ground Rent Review Assistance Scheme

Taylor Wimpey Ground Rent Review Assistance Scheme

Following extensive negative press and a campaign by disgruntled leaseholders over the doubling of ground rents every ten years, Taylor Wimpey have started a Ground Rent Review Assistance Scheme. The Read more…

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Posted on Jul 27th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Government set to ban sale of new homes as leaseholds

Government set to ban sale of new homes as leaseholds

Last month, we wrote about the onerous ground rent clauses affecting homeowners who had bought new-build properties as leaseholds. Leaseholds consultation Today, the government has announced it is to introduce Read more…

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Posted on Jul 25th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

With free advice comes legal responsibility

Free advice comes with legal responsibility

In Lejonvarn v Burgess [2017] EWCA Civ 254, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the High Court on a preliminary finding that, despite the absence of a contract Read more…

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Posted on May 4th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Professional Negligence team on negligence and challenging solicitors’ fees

Professional Negligence team on negligence and challenging solicitors’ fees

There are a number of ways to fund a legal action against a solicitor, although the arrangements can often be complex. The degree of uncertainty surrounding solicitors’ costs is a Read more…

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Posted on Jan 18th, 2014 by Lyons Davidson

Jones v Kaney: ending 400 years of expert immunity

relief from sanctions

In April 2011, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the landmark case of Jones v Kaney. This fundamentally changed the law regarding expert immunity from liability in negligence, which Read more…

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Posted on Oct 18th, 2011 by Lyons Davidson

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