Jackson & Powell is the definitive text on professional liability and is a comprehensive guide for every practitioner.
Thirty-five years after the publication of the 1st edition in 1982, Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability is still recognised as a standard textbook for judges, commercial and civil law practitioners and others, both in the UK and other common law jurisdictions.
The 8th edition, published in December 2016, includes chapters covering the general law around professional liability followed by detailed chapters covering individual professions in turn.
8th edition - main features:
- 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