||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 172 (Jun)
|| EWHC 1402 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division
||Michael Kent QC and Jane Davies (instructed by McDermott Will & Emery) for the claimant.
||Bernard Livesey QC and Hugh Evans (instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain) for the defendant.
||17 June 2004
Solicitors - Duty owed to client - Legal advice - Adequacy of advice - Causation - Consideration of evidence.
The claimant was awarded 1,809.285 damages for breach of contract and - or negligence in circumstances where the court found that the defendant firm of solicitors had been in breach of its duty by failing to warn him that setting up a trust to run a certain project without any legal protection would adversely affect his position and would or might defeat his expectations for personal benefit.
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