Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [1998] All ER (D) 725
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Lord Bingham CJ, Morritt and Waller LJJ

Representation Rupert Jackson QC, Norman Wright and Sian Mirchandani (instructed by Weightmans, Liverpool) for Arthur J S Hall & Co.
  Andrew Edis QC (instructed by Hill Dickinson Davis Campbell, Liverpool) for Mr Simons.
  Martin Pointer QC and Stephen Trowell (instructed by Cooper Whiteman) for Mr Barratt.
  Lord Meston QC and Rupert Jackson QC (instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain) for Woolf Seddon.
  Mr Cockbone appeared in person.
  Rupert Jackson QC and Christopher Critchlow (instructed by Wansbroughs Willey Hargrave, Leeds) for Atkinson Dacre & Slack.
  Peter Duckworth and Nicholas Bowen (instructed by Stephens & Scown, Exeter) for Mr Harris.
  Rupert Jackson QC and Jeffrey Bacon (instructed by Bond Pearce, Exeter) for Scholfield Roberts & Hill.
Judgment Dates: 14 December 1998


Lawyer - Negligence - Immunity - Whether immunity for negligent acts and omissions taking place outside court - Whether immunity where court approved a consent order - Whether claim for damages against a lawyer for alleged negligence leading to making of consent order an abuse of the process.

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