Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [1999] All ER (D) 1
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Technology and Construction Court

Judge Hicks QC

Representation Antony Edwards-Stuart QC and Mark Cannon (instructed by Masons) for the plaintiff.
  Adrian Williamson (instructed by Davies Arnold Cooper) for the first to seventh and thirteenth defendants.
  Marcus Taverner (instructed by Fishburn Boxer) for the eighth, fourteenth and fifteenth defendants.
  Andrew Bartlett QC (instructed by Berrymans Lace Mawer) for the ninth and sixteenth defendants.
  Alexander Nissen (instructed by Cameron McKenna) for the eleventh defendant.
Judgment Dates: 8 January 1999


Damages - Measure of damages - Plaintiff settling dispute with third party as to liability and quantum - Plaintiff seeking to recover settlement costs by bringing action against defendants - Whether settlement costs to be treated as measure of damages - Whether plaintiff having to prove that defendants' breaches of duty rendered it liable to third party.

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