Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 283 (Jul)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Wright J

Representation Adrian Cooper (instructed by David Porter & Co, Hull) for the claimant.
  Bernard Livesey QC and Jamie Smith (instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain) for the barrister.
  Andrew Nicol (instructed by Beachcroft Wansbroughs) for the solicitors.
Judgment Dates: 18 July 2002


Counsel - Negligence - Negligent advice - Defendants to action making payment in - Counsel advising client risk award of damages might not meet payment in - Counsel advising client to settle - Whether advice negligent.

The Case

In a professional negligence claim against counsel and solicitors, the court gave summary judgment in favour of the defendants, and ruled that in the circumstances, it was appropriate to award the defendants costs on an indemnity basis.

Practice Areas

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