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Solicitor Negligence - issues to be alert to

Solicitor Negligence - issues to be alert to
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Negligence claims are a potential risk for all practitioners. This seminar will update you on the latest developments in this important area. Following on from a session at the Wellington CPD Top Up Day in February 2017, it will consider the key solicitor negligence cases that have been through the domestic appellate courts over the last two years. It will also touch on some overseas cases by way of contrasting examples.

The seminar will focus on the topical issues emerging from the latest case law, and offer some guidance to practitioners about practical steps that can be taken to avoid being caught in a solicitor negligence claim.

Learning objectives

By attending this seminar you will:

  • Gain knowledge of recent and leading solicitor negligence cases in New Zealand and abroad.
  • Be better able to discern important issues that solicitors must be alert to.

Who should attend

All practitioners.


A short paper, in PDF format, together with a copy of the powerpoint presentation will be emailed out prior to the seminar.


  • 4.00pm - 6.00pm (tea and coffee available on arrival)

Fee (incl GST)

In Short

  • $125 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $175 - Non-members
  • Live web stream group pricing available! Click here

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Wellington 5 November
Live Web Stream  5 November


Tiho Mijatov 83x96px image Tiho Mijatov
Barrister, Stout Street Chambers, Wellington

Tiho has developed an interest in the law of lawyers’ professional responsibilities through his experience as an advocate appearing in tribunals and courts in New Zealand including at all courts of first instance and appeal. His perspective comes from conducting litigation in a wide variety of legal disputes including in respect of public law and judicial review, company disputes, environmental cases and regulatory and disciplinary and criminal matters. Tiho has acted for and against firms of solicitors and other professionals in respect of negligence. He has also lectured in legal ethics at Victoria University of Wellington.

Esther Watt 150x175px image Esther Watt
Barrister, Stout Street Chambers, Wellington

Esther specialises in commercial, regulatory and public law litigation. She is an experienced advocate and has appeared in complex commercial cases in New Zealand and overseas. Prior to joining the independent bar, Esther practised litigation at leading solicitors’ firms in New Zealand and London.

Esther’s relevant recent experience includes acting for solicitors in respect of claims alleging negligence and breach of fiduciary duty and advising insurers in respect of professional indemnity claims by solicitors.

Cancellation and refund policy

If written notice of cancellation of a registration arrives before the day of the seminar we will refund the registration fee, less an administration fee of $40. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute - to correctly assign CPD credit, CLE must be notified in advance. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars if necessary.

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