Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2016] All ER (D) 97 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2016] UKPC 26
Court: Privy Council

Lord Clarke, Lord Wilson, Lord Sumption, Lord Hodge and Sir John Gillen

Representation Jonathan Crystal (instructed by Sebastians Solicitors) for Janin.
  Celia Edwards QC and Shireen Wilkinson (instructed by Blake Morgan LLP) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 11 October 2016


Counsel - Negligence - Immunity - Claimant bringing action seeking damages for negligence against first defendant barrister in Grenada - Judge and Court of Appeal of Grenada dismissing claim and appeal ,respectively, on ground barrister being immune from suit - Claimant appealing to Privy Council - Whether lower courts erring - Whether action for negligence could lie against barrister acting as such in Grenada.

The Case

Counsel Negligence. The Privy Council, in dismissing the claimant's appeal, held that a judge and the Court of Appeal of Grenada had been entitled to rule that the first defendant barrister had been immune from suit in respect of a claim for professional negligence brought by the claimant, applying the principles in Rondel v Worsley[ and Ali (Saif) v Sydney Mitchell & Co (a firm), which applied in Grenada.

Practice Areas

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