An outline of the law relating to claims against professionals such as solicitors, accountants and valuers. The note explains the requirements for bringing a claim in contract or tort. It considers the limits on the recovery of damages by causation, mitigation, the application of the SAAMCO principle, contributory negligence, contribution and the use of exclusion clauses by professionals to limit liability.
An outline of the law of damages for actions in tort. This note considers the various types of compensatory and non-compensatory damages that may be awarded in tort and the relevance of the principles of causation, mitigation, contributory negligence and remoteness to the assessment of damages.