|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 1522|
|Court:||Court of Appeal, Civil Division|
Morritt LJ and Wilson J
|Representation||Matthew Caswell (instructed by Lester Morrill, Leeds) for the claimant.|
|Spike Charlwood (instructed by Beachcroft Wansbroughs, Leeds) for the defendants.|
|Judgment Dates:||9 July 1999|
Limitation of action - Concealment of right of action - Breach of duty - Defendant solicitors raising limitation defence in action for negligence - Claimant relying on statutory provision postponing limitation period where defendant had concealed from claimant any fact relevant to his right of action - Statute providing that deliberate breach of duty amounting to concealment if claimant unlikely to discover it for some time - Whether person committing deliberate act of concealment required to be aware of its legal consequences - s 32(1)(b), (2).