Scope of duty after Manchester Building Society – what's next for accountancy claims?

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We are hosting a session with Simon Salzedo QC and Adam Rushworth where we'll unpack the aftermath of the Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK decision. Simon and Adam were members of the counsel team who represented Grant Thornton and will share their unique insights on what the Supreme Court's ruling means for future professional negligence claims in the accountancy industry.

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Event details


Taylor Wessing
5 New Street Square

Guest speakers

Adam Rushworth
One Essex Court - Barrister

Adam is a leading junior with a broad practice encompassing all aspects of commercial litigation, arbitration and advisory work. His recent work includes: RBI v Ashurst [2020] EWHC 2602 (Comm) (concerning the takeover of one of Indonesia’s largest coal producers – one of TheLawyer’s Top 20 trials for 2020); SCOR v Barclays (concerning alleged breach of confidentiality obligations by a director in a failed takeover - one of TheLawyer’s Top 20 trials for 2021); Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton [2021] UKSC 20 (Supreme Court setting out the scope of auditors’ duty of care – one of TheLawyer’s Top 20 appeals for 2020); Mercuria v Deutsche Bank (concerning a bank’s liability in respect of the sale of assets subject to a repo arrangement to a third party– one of the TheLawyer’s Top 20 trials for 2021).

Simon  Salzedo QC
Brick Court Chambers - Barrister

Simon Salzedo QC is a leading advocate who is accessible and commercial. He is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers & Partners in three categories: Commercial Dispute Resolution, Chancery - Commercial and Professional Negligence.

Simon is also highly recommended by legal directories for Civil Fraud, Banking and Finance, International Arbitration, Insurance & Reinsurance and Professional Discipline. He is recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a Global Leader for Litigation and for Banking & Finance and as a National Leader for Insurance and Reinsurance.

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