Jeremy Cousins QC
| Silk 1999
| Call 1977
Profile: Professional Liability
Jeremy has been recognised for his professional negligence expertise by Chambers UK and Legal 500 for many years. He has particular expertise in relation to solicitors’ negligence.
Cases and Work of Note
- AIB v Redler  3 WLR 1367, SC. Solicitors’ liability for breach of trust in security transaction.
- Thomas and another v BPE Solicitors  EWHC 306 (Ch). Solicitors’ negligence in completion of commercial transaction; also a landmark decision on contractual acceptance by e-mail.
- Acton v. Graham Pearce & Co  3 All ER 909 (HC). Solicitors’ negligence; liability for damages following innocent solicitor’s imprisonment for fraud where conviction later quashed; damages on loss of chance basis by reference to prospect of avoiding conviction if properly represented at original trial. A landmark case in limiting the boundaries for what was then advocate’s immunity.