Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability (8ed)

Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability (8ed)
Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability (8ed)
Powell, J
Sweet & Maxwell

Jackson & Powell is the definitive text on Professional Liability. The 8th edition brings the work fully up to date with all the latest developments. The new edition also includes an entirely new chapter on art.

  • Examines the nature of professional liability
  • Deals with subjects of general application and with specific professions
  • Discusses the differences between tortious liability and contractual liability
  • Addresses the duties and obligations of a professional, including positive duties and restrictions
  • Considers the standard of skill and care including the relevance of the defendant’s qualifications and experience
  • Discusses changes in the standard required of professionals
  • Explains the nature of a fiduciary duty including unauthorised profits and undue influence
  • Discusses the origins of the duty of confidentiality including the continuing duty to former clients
  • Considers the remedies available
  • Discusses contribution between defendants
  • Considers available defences including equitable defence
  • Differentiates between limitation in contract,tort and equity
  • Analyses the impact of human rights on professionals
  • Investigates the nature & scope of Professional Indemnity insurance
  • Individual chapters on specific professionsincluding construction professionals, surveyors, solicitors, barristers, medical practitioners, financial practitioners, insurance brokers, accountants and auditors,
    actuaries, members and managing agents at Lloyds, IT professionals and patent and trademark attorneys
  • Features an entirely new chapter on Art
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