Axiom Advocates Professional Liability Seminar 2019 - WAITING LIST IN OPERATION

Axiom Advocates Professional Liability Seminar 2019 - WAITING LIST IN OPERATION

February 21 2019

Axiom is delighted to host an event dedicated to Professional Liability on Thursday 21st February 2019 at the Principal Hotel in Edinburgh, from 4:15pm. The programme for the event, chaired by Alastair Duncan, QC will be as follows:


4:15pm Welcome, coffee and tea
4:30pm David Welsh, Advocate
5:00pm Garry Borland, QC
5.30pm Kenny McBrearty, QC
6:00pm Wine & Canapés


David Welsh, Advocate

Professional liability of advisors following the failure of tax schemes.

Challenges to tax avoidance schemes by HMRC are now commonplace and have resulted in some high-profile court proceedings. The wider consequence of a victory for HMRC is often a raft of litigation by customers of the failed schemes against those professionals on whose advice they relied. David will consider some of the decisions in this topical area and what can be taken from them.

Garry Borland, QC

Causation – the subject they don’t really teach you at university.

The issue of causation is vital in professional negligence cases, but it often receives surprisingly little detailed analysis, either from academics or judges. Is it enough to say it’s all a matter of common sense? Garry will consider this topic under reference to some recent professional negligence cases.

Kenny McBrearty, QC

Res inter alios acta and black holes.

Kenny will consider the issue of when collateral benefits are to be left out of account in assessing loss, together with the principle of transferable loss. In particular, he will consider the recent Supreme Court decision in Swynson Ltd v Lowick Rose llp and what can be taken from it.


This event is open to practising solicitors, is free of charge, and is eligible for CPD.

Please be aware that space is limited and places may have to be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. If after booking you subsequently cannot attend, please do let us know in order to avoid disappointment for others.

Should you have any queries about this event then please contact colleen.adams@axiomadvocates.com.

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