Defences to Professional Negligence

A useful session on the defences to professional negligence.

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Course Overview

In this in-depth course we will examine the possible defences to professional negligence with experienced solicitor Helen Swaffield, giving you all the information needed when defending professional negligence in the commercial law sector. The following topics will be covered in this session:


The rule in tort- calculating the date of loss

The knowledge date for an extra 3 years (S14A)

Loss of a benefit to the Claimant

Litigation that becomes weaker- the relevant date

CPR 7- the correct rules

Duty of care / Breach

Proving the breach


Loss of a chance

“Saamco” in BPE

Exclusion clauses

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 1 CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • Have a great understanding on the above topics

What is the target audience?

  • Commercial Law Solicitors



About Instructor - Helen Swaffield

Helen was formerly a member of St Ives Chambers in Birmingham where she had a commercial chancery and insolvency practice. In August 2017 Helen established and now heads her own chambers: Contract Law Chambers & Advocates. Her expanding client base is serviced through offices in Chancery Lane, Bristol and Manchester.

In addition to being the former editor of the Procurement and Outsourcing Journal and the Commercial Litigation Journal published by Legalease, Helen is a well-renowned lecturer and trainer who develops bespoke training programmes for legal and business clients in the UK and internationally. 

Course Curriculum

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  • Webinar


  • Slides
    37 Page