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Defences to Professional Negligence

Data Law Limited


£60 inc VAT
Or £20.00/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
1 hour
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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Learning Outcomes

  • Have a great understanding on the above topics

What is the target audience?

  • Commercial Law Solicitors


In this in-depth course we will examine the possible defences to professional negligence with experienced solicitor Helen Swaffield, giving you all the information needed when defending professional negligence in the commercial law sector. The following topics will be covered in this session:

• Limitation

• The rule in tort- calculating the date of loss

• The knowledge date for an extra 3 years (S14A)

• Loss of a benefit to the Claimant

• Litigation that becomes weaker- the relevant date

• CPR 7- the correct rules

• Duty of care / Breach

• Proving the breach

• Causation

• Loss of a chance

• “Saamco” in BPE

• Exclusion clauses

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