Reasons to be buoyant following judgment in luxury yacht case

The High Court has recently handed down judgment in the case of Michael Hirtenstein v Hill Dickinson [2014] EWHC 2711 (Comm).  The outcome will give a further boost to defendant solicitors in professional negligence claims where the defence rests entirely on the issue of causation. The case further emphasises the importance of solicitors, and all professional advisers,  making contemporaneous notes whenever advice is given and instructions received.  

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Sheona Wood


I am a Partner in the Insurance team, specialising in the Defence of professional negligence claims and advising on associated coverage issues.