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Law Society faces negligence claim after bogus solicitor registered on ‘Find a solicitor’ web page

Law Society faces negligence claim after bogus solicitor registered on ‘Find a solicitor’ web page
Published on: 07 September 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
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Property analysis: Can the Law Society be liable in negligence for listing a bogus solicitor as genuine on its website? Charles Dougherty QC, of 2 Temple Gardens, looks at the Court of Appeal's decision in Law Society v Schubert Murphy that that question should be determined at trial. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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