The Professional Negligence Law Review - 5th Edition

The Professional Negligence Law Review - 5th Edition

Pages: 152

ISBN: 978-1-80449-087-7

  • £350.00

The Professional Negligence Law Review provides an indispensable global overview of the law and practice of professional liability and regulation. It covers the fundamental principles of professional negligence law in each jurisdiction, including obligations, fora, dispute resolution mechanisms, remedies and time bars. The authors then review factors specific to the main professions and conclude with an outline of recent developments and issues to look out for in the year ahead.

In this book: 


  • Editor's Preface
    Nicholas Bird
    Reynolds Porter Chamberlain


  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Denmark
  • England and Wales
  • Germany
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United States

Nicholas Bird, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain

Nick is one of the leading lawyers for liability and conduct claims against professionals and is particularly well known for his work on complex and high value claims.

Nick Bird retains a strong professional negligence practice, receiving particular praise for his work for defendant solicitors. He is "thorough and detailed," and provides "good client service to ensure their needs are met." - Chambers UK 2019

Nick Bird is praised for his work on complex financial cases. He is respected by market commentators for his "diligence, persuasive advocacy and excellent understanding of the issues and approach." - Chambers UK 2018

Listed as a leading individual. - Legal 500 UK 2018

Nick has an "eye for detail" and is "sound on strategy" - Legal 500 UK 2018

Nick Bird "fights cases hard", - Legal 500 UK 2017

Nick Bird has a highly regarded professional negligence practice, concentrating on claims related to lawyers and accountants. Sources say: "He will think deeply about a case, both forensically and strategically. And he clearly has the respect of the insurance market." - Chambers UK 2017

Nick Bird, who is noted for his "in-depth knowledge"; - Legal 500 UK 2016

"Nick Bird maintains his healthy reputation in the professional negligence field and is highlighted by sources as "outstanding." He is routinely sought after for complex negligence claims involving barristers and solicitors" - Chambers UK 2016

Listed in the elite "Leading lawyers" list, The Legal 500 UK 2015's guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide (Professional Negligence)

"Nick Bird has an "excellent analytical approach"" - Legal 500 UK 2015

"He's a specialist in lawyers' liability and he's well known in the market" - Chambers UK 2015

"Nick Bird builds excellent client relationships" - Legal 500 UK 2014

"The "excellent" Nick Bird, described as "astute and pragmatic," is highly reputed for his experience and expertise in handling claims relating to legal professionals" - Chambers UK 2014


R (on the application of AB) v X Crown Court- the Administrative Court quashed the trial judge's refusal to recuse himself from hearing a wasted costs application against a leading criminal barrister on the grounds of apparent bias

Haugesund Kommune and another v Depfa ACS Bank and another - acting for professional advisers in relation to zero coupon swap transactions in ISDA form where the proceeds were lost in investments in CLNs and CDOs. Determining whether Kommune had capacity to enter into the swaps and whether the bank was entitled to restitution

Haugesund Kommune and another v Depfa ACS Bank and another - successful appeal in the Court of Appeal in which it was held that loss suffered by the bank on void ISDA swaps fell outside the scope of duty of its professional advisers where the bank had a claim in restitution against its counterparty

Advising professional advisers in relation to a claim alleging negligence in the establishment of a failed hedge fund

Advising professional advisers in the Hollywood 4 and 5 film finance litigation following the collapse of HIH

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