Monday, 17 October 2011

Lockerbie and legal malpractice

When I came across an item with the above heading during a blog search, I thought it might contain something interesting and relevant to the Zeist trial of Megrahi which, in my view (and, to a certain extent, that of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission as well), involved quite a bit of legal malpractice.  However, it relates instead to a civil action by one US Lockerbie relative in a Federal Court in New York against Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, the law firm that represented most of the relatives in their claims against Libya. And the civil action did not relate to the firm's conduct in representing its Lockerbie clients in those claims. The action was in any event dismissed on the issue of time bar, the plaintiff having delayed too long in raising the case.

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