I recently read in the Law Gazette that expert witnesses have lost their immunity from being sued over matters arising in the course of proceedings, following a landmark ruling. In my view this is a sensible Judgement. I guess those in favour of maintaining immunity would argue it ensures that Experts are prepared to give…

Linda Lee of the Law Society commented today that “current legislation provides that where an individual becomes engaged in litigation, they are entitled to a free choice of lawyer”. She also stated that “it is our belief that insurance companies have wrongly interpreted the law as allowing them to impose restrictions for initial advice and…

Chris MacCafferty – Professional Negligence Solicitor Well fortunately most professionals do know what they are doing and will provide you with the service you deserve to receive. However, some will not. Unfortunately mistakes do happen, it’s what you do about it that counts. As an old colleague and friend of mine used to say thats’s…

The Daily Mail recently reported that a Solicitor had been suspended after “taking 19 years to settle spinsters estate”. Guy Choat was subsequently barred from the profession for three years for the delay in winding up the affairs of Miss Muriel McCarthy. The full article can be read here. This is a very unfortunate state…

Chris MacCafferty – Associate – Professional Negligence It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way! Ever since I started dealing with peoples disputes 9 years ago my mentor always said to me, “Litigation is a last resort.” Whilst some people find this hard to believe when I tell them, this is something I have stood by….

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