Annual Professional Negligence Update: A Three Hour Recorded Conference – YouTube

Tue 3 Oct 2023 9:45 AM - Thu 3 Oct 2024 1:00 PM BST
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Following last year's very popular conference, the Annual Professional Negligence Update conference returns with a complete range of new topics. This very practical half day recorded online conference with 7 speakers, including 3 KCs, covers a wide range of hot topics and new twists on perennial problems. All our speakers are senior and highly experienced experts in this specialist field of work. Focussing on reviewing recent case law, topics range widely from solicitors and assumption of responsibility, to professional negligence claims relating to investments and recent limitation developments (see full details later) 

This is the ideal opportunity to keep up to date with all the latest big issues

The price for the recording  is £145 + VAT. This is a per organisation price, so your colleagues can participate at absolutely no extra charge, even if they are viewing it from a different location or at a different time


Claims relating to investments

Solicitors and Assumption of Responsibility

Scope of Duty: the extent of the legal obligations and responsibilities owed to clients

Liability of Construction Professionals

Limitation Developments in the last Year

Condoning dishonest conduct, and aggregation, in professional indemnity insurance policies

Claims against solicitors arising from matrimonial disputes


William Flenley KC Hailsham Chambers

Sian Mirchandani KC 4 New Square

Jamie Carpenter KC, Hailsham Chambers

Francesca O'Neill 1 Chancery Lane

Imran Benson Hailsham Chambers

Joshua Munro Hailsham Chambers

Dan Stacey, Hailsham Chambers

Speakers' Details:

William Flenley KC, Hailsham Chambers

William practises in the fields of professional liability, insurance, regulatory and contract law. He has appeared in a number of leading cases relating to the liability of professionals, including a trio of recent reported cases in the Court of Appeal: Addlesee v Dentons Europe [2020] Ch 243 (privilege), Group Seven v Notable Services [2020] Ch 129 (dishonest assistance in breach of trust), and Various Claimants v Giambrone & Law [2018] PNLR 2 (application of Saamco). He is co-author of the best known practitioners’ book on claims against solicitors, Flenley & Leech, The Law of Solicitors’ Liabilities. The first edition was published in 1999 and the fourth edition in August 2020. William is a former Chairman of the Professional Negligence Bar Association. He has contributed to Cordery on Legal Services and Professional Negligence and Liability, was deputy editor of Lloyd’s Reports: Professional Negligence, and has lectured in law at the London School of Economics. He is a Bencher of the Middle Temple. He has been recommended as a leading barrister practising in professional liability by each of the two principal directories for many years and has been shortlisted in the Chambers Bar Awards 2020 as Professional Negligence Silk of the Year.

Siân Mirchandani KC, 4 New Square 

Siân is recognised for her superb professional negligence practice. She has considerable experience of claims involving professionals of all types. With her professional and scientific background, Siân relishes cases which involve scientific aspects or technical issues, and this has led to a strong practice in the Technology & Construction Court with instructions from a wide range of construction professionals including: architects, structural engineers, civil engineers, building surveyors, approved inspectors, employer’s agents and project managers.Siân is regularly instructed on behalf of barristers and solicitors being sued by former clients who value her thorough and quick forensic analysis, followed by clear strategies to bring the claims to an early resolution.

Jamie Carpenter KC, Hailsham Chambers

Acting for both Claimants and Defendants, Jamie deals with claims against lawyers (including costs lawyers), surveyors, accountants, insurance brokers and financial advisers. His practice relating to legal professionals encompasses all aspects of contentious and non-contentious work. He is frequently instructed in high-value, document-heavy cases. Jamie is also regularly instructed in coverage disputes. Jamie’s background in clinical negligence litigation makes him well placed to deal with complex failed litigation claims and his expertise in costs litigation gives him particular insight into claims against solicitors involving failures to give appropriate costs advice and claims arising out of personal injury claims management arrangements. He is frequently instructed to deal with applications for wasted and non-party costs orders against lawyers. Jamie also deals with professional regulatory issues. He has appeared in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and successfully appealed the SRA’s refusal to issue a certificate of satisfaction to a foreign qualified lawyer.

Joshua Munro, Hailsham Chambers

Joshua is a leading junior in costs, professional negligence, construction, commercial litigation and insurance. For professional negligence, Chambers UK 2021 describe him as “collaborative, hardworking and sharply intelligent. An absolute delight to work with”. Legal 500 2021 adds “You feel confident that you’ll get the best outcome possible with him on board.” For Costs, Chambers UK 2021 writes that Joshua is “a leading junior and a very capable barrister.” and Legal 500 2021 says “he provides brilliant, sensible advice”.

Francesca O’Neill, 1 Chancery Lane

Francesca is recognised as a leading junior in professional liability work, and as a highly effective and experienced advocate, with particular expertise in trial and at contested hearings. She is ranked by the major legal directories, who comment “Francesca provides clear and concise advice. She has great commercial awareness and understanding of clients’ needs" and “She has excellent knowledge of the law and good commercial nous. An excellent advocate who produces clear, concise and persuasive documents and precise advice”. Francesca has advised and acted for both claimants and defendants in professional liability actions involving solicitors, barristers, accountants, surveyors, insurance brokers, and construction professionals. She regularly appears in the High Court as sole Counsel and has acted for a range of insurers in the London market including Travelers, Hiscox, and LawSelect. Francesca has wide ranging civil litigation experience and was appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel in 2020 and accepts instructions from a wide variety of government departments.

Imran Benson, Hailsham Chambers

Imran is an experienced litigator who is well known for a robust but charming style of advocacy and excellent client service. He specialises in professional liability, commercial litigation, costs, insurance disputes, cyber law and disciplinary and regulatory controversies. He appears in domestic and foreign courts, before various regulators and a range of arbitration tribunals. He gives clear and straightforward advice even in the most complex and nuanced of cases. He is ranked in the legal directories for both professional negligence and costs and is instructed by national, City and international law firms, as well as institutional clients and HNW individuals.

Dan Stacey, Hailsham Chambers

Dan is regularly recommended in Legal 500  and Chambers & Partners  for professional negligence. He was shortlisted as Professional Negligence Junior of the Year 2022 (Legal 500). He has acted in solicitors’ negligence claims for and against a number of the top 100 law firms. He advises and acts regularly in all kinds of High Court professional negligence actions (solicitors, barristers, accountants, insurance brokers, auditors etc). Examples include: claims against solicitors and barristers arising out of negligent drafting of commercial and banking documentation (share sale agreements, guarantees, breaches of warranty clauses etc.) and claims relating to arguments as to the fiduciary duties of solicitors in respect of retainers and their funding (post-Belsner)

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About The Legal Training Consultancy

The Legal Training Consultancy is a full-service conference and training consultancy with a large portfolio of conferences, courses and trainers. We have individually been responsible for putting together a vast number of law and management related conferences, webinars, seminars, videos and e-learning modules from 1987 onwards. Altogether more than 1900. David Jacobs, the Managing Director of The Legal Training Consultancy, is probably the most experienced creator of legal training events in the UK.