A lawyer's duty of care : beware the failure to advise of contingencies and foreseeable risks
Christensen, Sharon A. (2012) A lawyer's duty of care : beware the failure to advise of contingencies and foreseeable risks. Australian Property Law Bulletin, 26(9), pp. 132-134.
It is trite law that a lawyer owes their client a duty of care requiring the lawyer to take reasonable steps to avoid their client suffering foreseeable economiic loss: Hawkins v Clayton. In the context of a property transaction this will include a duty to warn the client of anything that is unusual or anything which may affect the client obtaining the full benefit of the contract entered into: Macindoe v Parbery.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||lawyer's duty of care, retainer to act, duty to advise|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Property Law (excl. Intellectual Property Law) (180124)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Lexis Nexis Butterworths|
|Deposited On:||04 Feb 2013 00:47|
|Last Modified:||14 Feb 2013 00:33|
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