|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 514 (Jul)|
|Representation||Christopher Symons QC, Simon Rainey QC and Mark Cannon (instructed by Herbert Smith) for the claimants.|
|Mark Cran QC, Stephen Males QC, Rebecca Sabben-Clare and David Shapiro (instructed by Ince & Co) for the defendants.|
|Judgment Dates:||30 July 2002|
Solicitor - Negligence - Duty of care - Solicitor acting for claimant shipowners in action against insurers - Solicitor failing to advise accurately in relation to conduct of trial - Action settled by claimant for 66 2/3% of claim - Whether solicitor's breach causing settlement at less than full amount of claim - Whether claimant entitled to damages for loss of chance to settle claim for full amount or to succeed at trial - Whether solicitors entitled to outstanding fees.