Possibly one of the worst betrayals is when a professional individual paid to look after a client’s interests, neglects their duty in a way that leaves the client physically, financially, emotionally or legally compromised – or suffering a combination of all these.
Professional negligence is a breach of the duty of care between a professional and a client where a client naturally expects proper levels of service backed by the standards associated with that profession.
If an attorney misses a court date or fails to give proper advice on a settlement offer, or uses a flawed legal strategy which leads to critical errors in the handling of a case he/she may be seen to be engaging in malpractice and may be sued.
Don’t be without PI insurance
Ask your broker today about our Attorneys Top Up PI policy and the number of extensions available to enjoy comprehensive cover for certain risks.
Share this article
Wanting to stop a business rescue? Business rescue proceedings are brought about to facilitate the rehabilitation of a company that is financially distressed and the proceedings offer a very useful alternative to the liquidation of a company. So you should be careful to ensure that you have good grounds to set aside the proceedings. Some of the…
Trust registration Trusts must be registered with the Master in whose area of jurisdiction the greatest portion of the trust assets are situated. If more than one Master has jurisdiction over the trust assets, the Master in whose office the trust was first registered will continue to have jurisdiction. What does the Trust Property Control…
Wherever the deceased was living in the Republic of South Africa, the estate should be reported to the Master of the High Court in that jurisdiction. In other words if the deceased was living in that area for 12 months prior to his/her death, then the Master’s office overseeing estates in that region should open an…