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Court of Appeal confirms that a solicitor's duty (including a duty to warn) must be determined by the scope of their retainer

November 2018
David McArdle and Michelle Rogers

There is no duty to warn a client in respect of a risk falling outside of a solicitor’s retainer – Cathal Anthony Lyons v Fox Williams LLP [2018] EWCA Civ 2347

This case affims that, for the purposes of measuring liability in a professional negligence claim, the scope of a professional’s duty of care must be assessed by reference to the professional’s retainer.

This is another significant judgement which benefits the professional indemnity market.

David McArdle and Michelle Bakker in our Bristol office discuss this case in more detail in their article here.

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