Those who practice law professionally, especially as an advocate appearing before the court, can usually do so only if confident of their own abilities. But this case is a reminder that, as sure as one may be of the correctness of one's own view, it is unwise to exclude the possibility of error. The clause here required disclosure of a possibility (the High Court holds here, of the 'undemanding' nature of 'reasonably foreseeable' at common law, anything that is not 'far-fetched or fanciful'), and a possibility of not only a successful action, but merely an 'allegation'. Reasonable persons in the professional position of a barrister, the High Court tells us here, will be more than less expansive in the disclosure of such allegations when seeking insurance coverage.
Journal of Professional Negligence Vol. 24, Issue 4, p. 247-249