An outline of the law of professional negligence. This note considers: The requirements for claims in contract and tort. The application of the SAAMCO principle. The Bolam test. Contributory negligence. Contribution. The use by professionals of exclusion clauses to limit liability.
This practice note looks at the issues that need to be considered when drafting or negotiating a clause in a property sale contract dealing with plant and machinery capital allowances. It considers the Finance Act 2012 rules applicable from April 2012, which impose additional requirements before a buyer can claim plant and machinery capital allowances on property fixtures.
This practice note explains the principle established in the House of Lords' case of Mannai Investment Co Ltd v Eagle Star Life Assurance Co Ltd  UKHL 19 and its subsequent application to defects in both contractual and statutory notices.