Webinar - The purpose of duty and a major new approach to Professional Negligence claims from the Supreme Court

Wednesday, 12 January 2022
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (UK time)
    • Jeff Heasman

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court, consisting of seven justices, handed down judgment in two cases (Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP and Khan v Meadows). These are two major decisions that will have a major impact on anyone who provides professional services and how claims should be approached.

The Supreme Court has created a new roadmap and provided guidance on this area of law that will have major ramifications.

This session will take you through the decisions of the Supreme Court and provide guidance on how providers of professional services should be taking steps now to mitigate the risk of claim being made against them, as well as looking at how the decisions will impact claims.


By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • identify the key elements of the two recent decisions in the Supreme Court
  • recognise the legal principles as they now stand in professional negligence claims.
  • implement a strategy to mitigate the risk of claims being made against you as a professional advisor and deal with any claims that may arise.


Jeff Heasman worked as a litigation executive and senior liability adjuster before branching out into language and psychology. Jeff holds both a bachelors and masters of law degree, is a qualified language instructor and also a certified practitioner member of the Academy of Modern Applied Psychology. He delivers courses across the globe, either face-to-face or online. Jeff maintains a close connection to the industry by regularly providing consultancy in law and language, especially through his plain language editing service.

CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.