Claims multiply as recession bites

Professional negligence cases are soaring as the recession takes hold.

In just one year, professional negligence  cases have increased by 137 per cent, to reach 147 cases in 2008, up from 62 cases in 2007, according to research by City law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP. RPC partner, Tim Bull, said: “Losses are felt more keenly in a falling market.”