Helen Evans, ‘Professional negligence in 2021: the year in review’

“The most high-profile case of the year was the Supreme Court’s judgment in Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton, [2021] UKSC 20, [2021] 3 WLR 81. That case returned to a perennial problem that often emerges in professional negligence cases, namely, the extent to which a defendant should be held liable for the consequences of his advice being wrong. The issue is best encapsulated in the legend of the mountaineer’s knee. In that story, a man goes to his doctor to ask whether his knee will withstand a mountaineering expedition …”

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Helen Evans, ‘Professional negligence in 2021: the year in review’ (2022) 38(1) Professional Negligence 5-14.

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