Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 356 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Civ 194
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Potter, May LJJ and Sir Murray Stuart-Smith

Representation Wyn Williams QC (instructed by Hugh James Ford Simey, Cardiff) for the claimant.
  Peter Arden (instructed by Morgan Cole, Cardiff) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 31 January 2002


Solicitor - Negligence - Damages - Inadequate advice - Solicitor failing to advise on liability to third party - Judge finding solicitor negligent - Judge making no award as to damages - Whether judge correct.

The Case

Where a solicitor had been negligent in not acting on a request by a client no damages could be recovered in the instant case because, although damages were foreseeable, the client's liability for such damages would have been the same had the solicitor acted on the client's request.

Practice Areas

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