Pump Court Chambers

Avoiding Negligence Claims

Past Events
7th Oct 2020, 12:30 to 13:30

Join us for our latest lockdown lecture ‘Avoiding Negligence Claims’ presented by Julian Reed, Simon Lane and Amy Berry, TEP of Pump Court Chambers.

Our speakers will consider the following issues:

The duty to disappointed or intended beneficiaries
  • Negligent preparation of a will;
  • White v Jones [1995] 2 AC 207HL;
  • The Scope of the duty.

Damage Limitation
  • 10 ways to avoid professional negligence claims;
  • Remedying wills, trusts and deeds.

Navigating the Administration/ Avoiding and Managing Risks

  • Duties of the PR;
  • Whether the administration of the estate should be taken on at all;
  • What to do when it becomes clear that the firm is not able to deal with the administration – competence and capacity issues;
  • Identifying risk and particular issues such as
    – potential claims by or against an estate and the particular duties in those circumstance
    – friction between beneficiaries and or conflicts;
    – Domicile and tax;
    – Questions over the assets, including extent, legitimacy and criminality;
    – Solvency and debts.



To view the recording for Avoiding Negligence Claims please click the link. If you have any queries in relation to issues raised in the webinar please don’t hesitate to contact Sean Collum on 020 7427 7088 or via email s.collum@pumpcourtchambers.com

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