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(p. 239) 8. Negligence and lawyers 

(p. 239) 8. Negligence and lawyers
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(p. 239) 8. Negligence and lawyers
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Jonathan Herring

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10.1093/he/9780198788928.003.0008
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date: 19 November 2019

This chapter examines the circumstances in which a barrister and solicitor can be sued in negligence or for breach of contract. Clients can sue a solicitor based on the law of contract, the law of fiduciary duty, and the law of negligence. In general, a client is going to face an uphill battle in suing a solicitor or barrister. In relation to a breach of contract, it can be difficult to establish the breach of reasonable skill. In relation to negligence, proving breach of a duty of care and the causation of a loss is problematic.

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