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Accountant’s duty of care to third parties: maintaining the corporate veil

A recent High Court decision provides a useful analysis of the circumstances in which a professional advisor to a company will owe a duty of care to a third party.

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Professional negligence: limitation issues for surveyors

Examples of extended periods of liability for surveyors working in the property market.

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Construction PI: Architects - duty of care to third party purchasers

Welcome news for architects who issue statements or reports.

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Bluefin voices concern over SRA proposals that put “consumers and legal advisors at risk”

Bluefin Professions has voiced concern about the impact to law firms and solicitors following changes proposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to compulsory professional indemnity limits.

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Identity theft in the workplace

Identity theft is a serious problem and identity thieves are constantly coming up with new ways to obtain personal information.

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Employment law issues - Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill (“SBEE”) has now been published introducing a mechanism for improved regulation of zero hours contracts together with a public-sector redundancy payment clawback provision regarding senior departures.

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Duties to warn held at bay

A recent TCC decision has rejected an attempt to extend the law as to tortious duties to warn.

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ABI reports sharp increase in fraudulent insurance claims

Data released by the Association of British Insurers found that the value of fraudulent insurance claims has risen to £1.3 billion

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