LexisNexis Solicitors’ Professional Negligence RME Elective Course (Online)

Course Description

This course is intended to provide a concise and yet comprehensive coverage of the law on solicitors’ professional negligence, supplement with some practical guidelines against some common pitfalls.

Course Objective

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the liability aspects of solicitors’ negligence claims;
  • Understand the quantum aspects of solicitors’ negligence claims;
  • Recognise the available defences to such claims;
  • Grasp the lessons learnt from cases; and
  • Appreciate the likely issues in a solicitors’ negligence claim

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Solicitors’ Duties to Clients
  • Solicitors’ Duties to 3rd Parties
  • The Standard of Care and Breach of Duty
  • Causation, Remoteness and Quantum of Damages
  • Defences and Limitation
  • Illustration
  • Guidelines to Avoid Solicitors’ Negligence
  • Q&A

Course Schedule

Date: 3 June 2020 | Time: 2:30pm - 5:45pm | Fee: HKD 2,250

Accreditation(s): 3.5 CPD Points (Subject to accreditation by The Law Society of Hong Kong)

Level: Advanced | Language: English

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