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Sophie Balme


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
2 College Square
Anchor Road
United Kingdom
Languages English

Sophie is an Associate in the Insurance and Reinsurance Group and is based in Bristol. Sophie specialises in resolving professional negligence and insurance coverage disputes.

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2014 – LL.B., University of Southampton, Southampton

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Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd v Hon-Ying Amie Tsang [2023]
Background factsMs Tsang acted for a large number of clients who invested in “fractional” property development schemes; where a single unit in a larger property is purchased (e.g. one room of a hotel)...
Protecting Surveyors Bulletin 8: RICS 2022 Guidance on Japanese Knotweed...
With a view to limiting the effect of Japanese knotweed on the property market, the RICS has published new guidance which requires surveyors to adopt a structured approach in assessing the impact of knotweed...
Protecting Surveyors Bulletin 7: Scope of Duty in Negligent Valuer Claims
With the scope of valuers’ duties facing a refresh in the 31 January 2022 version of the Red Book, the decision in Charles B Lawrence & Associates v Inter-commercial Bank Ltd provides a helpful analysis...
Protecting Surveyors Bulletin 6: Updates to RICS Minimum Terms & Guidance
In this instalment of our ‘Protecting Surveyors’ series, we review the key updates set out in the updated edition of the RICS Guidance Note on Risk, Liability and Insurance and the recent minimum...
Protecting Surveyors Bulletin 3: Looking Back to Look Ahead
In the latest in our Protecting Surveyors series, we look at the position now that the market is emerging from the COVID-19 lockdown. The situation poses risk and opportunity for surveyors in equal measure...
Protecting Surveyors - COVID-19 update
During this challenging and uncertain time of the COVID-19 pandemic, surveyors should be alert to the risks, new and old, that they face and the support available to them. On 1 April 2020, RICS issued...
Solicitors’ PI: innocent solicitors are financially liable in property...
In a surprising decision of the Court of Appeal in Dreamvar (UK) Limited v Mishcon de Reya, it has been held that a buyer’s conveyancing solicitors who had not been negligent in their conduct of the...