||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 174 (Jul)
|| EWHC 1372 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division
Stanley Burnton J
||The claimant appeared in person.
||Michael Briggs QC and Jonathon Nash (instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain) for the defendant.
||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 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.
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