Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 174 (Jul)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWHC 1372 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Stanley Burnton J

Representation The claimant appeared in person.
  Michael Briggs QC and Jonathon Nash (instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 11 July 2002


Contract - Illegality - Public policy - Putative agreement to interfere with course of justice - Claimant and third party entering into arrangement - Defendant solicitor acting for third party - Purpose of arrangement to interfere with course of justice - Claimant alleging negligence on part of solicitor - Whether claimant suffering loss.

The Case

The court ruled that the claimant suffered no loss and dismissed the claim in an action concerning an arrangement between himself and a third party where he alleged negligence on the part of the third party's solicitors, since the purpose of the putative agreement had been to interfere with the course of justice, which rendered it an illegal agreement and therefore unenforceable as contrary to public policy.

Practice Areas

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