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Fraudulent solicitors, vicarious liability and the aggregation of claims (Baines v Dixon Coles and Gill)

Published on: 18 November 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Fraudulent solicitors, vicarious liability and the aggregation of claims (Baines v Dixon Coles and Gill)
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Insurance & Reinsurance analysis: These cases saw an interesting set of applications where the court considered whether the innocent partners of a firm of solicitors could be held to account for a fraudulent partner’s wrongs as trustees, or alternatively under the principles of vicarious liability. Further, the court had to consider whether the indemnity insurers were entitled to aggregate the claims under the £2m limit to a single claim, thus passing residual liability to the fraudster and/or the innocent partners. Written by Lauren Godfrey, barrister at Hardwicke. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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