Home > Search Results > Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability
Email Page to a Colleague
(* Denotes required field)
* Colleague’s email address
* Your email address
* Subject
The selected product information will be included in the email.
The email addresses you provide will not be used for any other purpose. You can view a detailed privacy statement here.
Your email has been sent.

Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability
Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability
8th Edition, Mainwork & Supplement
Series:  Common Law Library
Practice Area:  Professional Negligence
ISBN:  9780414064935
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  28 Dec 2017
Format:  Hardback, eBook - ProView
Click to read more about Thomson Reuters ProView
eBook - ProView
(£606.00 + £121.20 VAT)
Enter a promotion code if you have one. Note: discount applied at Checkout Review Section
Promotion code:
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 1st supplement to the 8th edition brings the main work up to date, including the following significant new cases and developments:

  • Scope of Duty: The Supreme Court decision in BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland [2017]
UKSC 21 explains the decision in SAAMCO and re-affirms the scope of duty doctrine as a part of English law; clarifying the distinction between “advisers” and “informants”.
  • Solicitors: Various Claimants v Giambrone & Law (a firm) & Ors [2015] EWHC 1946 (QB):
A post BPE Solicitors decision holding solicitors who acted for large numbers of individuals in foreign purchases liable for breach of trust and as “advisers” when releasing deposit monies in breach of trust.
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance: Impact Funding Solutions Ltd v AIG Europe Insurance Ltd [2016] UKSC 57. 
A solicitor’s professional indemnity policy which excluded liability for breach of any contract for the supply of services was not apt to cover a claim by a funder where the solicitor had breached a warranty to a funder of litigation. Discussion of the correct approach to construction of such policies.
  • AIG Europe Ltd v Woodman [2017] UKSC 18:
The words “series of related matters or transactions” in an insurance policy are to be judged objectively and not from the perspective of any particular party. There were significant connections such that claims by each investor in a common development at a particular site were to be aggregated.
  • Accountants and Auditors: Halsall v Champion Consulting Ltd [2017] EWHC 1079 (QB):
Claim following BPE against tax advisers who had supported a failed tax avoidance scheme and were found to be “advisers.”

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 professions including 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.

Thomson Reuters ProView Also available as an eBook on Thomson Reuters ProView

Thomson Reuters ProView™ is the iPad app custom built for legal professionals like you.

Using ProView means you can connect to and interact with the content you rely on in new ways, wherever and whenever you like. Find out more about ProView.

Purchase this title as an eBook to start reading today:

  1. The Nature of Professional Liability;
  2. Duties and Obligations;
  3. Remedies;
  4. Contribution between Defendants;
  5. Defences;
  6. Litigation;
  7. Human Rights and Judicial Review in Professional Liability;
  8. Professional Indemnity Insurance;
  9. Construction Professionals;
  10. Surveyors;
  11. Solicitors;
  12. Barristers;
  13. Medical Practitioners;
  14. Regulation of Financial Services;
  15. Financial Practitioners;
  16. Insurance Brokers;
  17. Accountants and Auditors;
  18. Actuaries;
  19. Members’ and Managing Agents at Lloyd’s;
  20. Information Technology Professionals;
  21. Patent Attorneys and Trade Mark Attorneys;
  22. Art Professionals

Thomson Reuters Westlaw UKCLEAR. CLEVER. CONCISE

This title is also available on Westlaw UK, so that you can access it anywhere, anytime.

Having online access to the books you trust through Westlaw UK can add a whole new dimension to how you work with the commentary and guidance found across the breadth of our titles.

Westlaw UK's smart navigation, links to primary law in combination with the expertise within our portfolio of books providing you with a seamless, coherent, and integrated research experience every time you need to refer to the text.

Having access to your book through Westlaw means:

Enhanced contents pages

  • Find what you’re looking for with ease, with content displayed clearly in easy-to-read tables
  • Print, download or email entire chapters or sections using tick boxes by content sets
  • Choose the way you view content sets with collapsible and expandable sections

Firm-wide availability

  • Everyone has access, at all times

Links to primary law

  • Jump directly to the authority you need with links to cases, legislation and journals

You can print/download/email

  • Print, download and email your documents quickly, for use offline or to share with colleague

Access chapter PDFs

  • Download chapters as they appear in print, ready for presentation in court

Supplement PDFs

  • Download whole supplements to a main edition in PDF, ready for court

PDF supplement navigation

  • Browse PDFs with ease using navigational aids and links within the document

A-Z indexing

  • Browse directly to the letter you wish to search, without having to navigate long documents


  • View tables of cases and legislation referred to it the text sorted alphabetically, and link directly to them

Pop-up footnotes

  • View footnotes alongside the text and avoid the need to refer to the end of documents

Call 0800 028 2200, email customer.service@westlaw.co.uk or contact your account manager to find out more.

back to top