Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 118 (Mar)
Court: Chancery Division

Judge Behrens sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation Richard Perkoff (instructed by Steptoe & Johnson) for the claimant.
  Richard Walford (instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 8 March 2002


Solicitor - Negligence - Duty to exercise reasonable care and skill - Claimant's property sold at an alleged undervalue - Claimant claiming loss caused by reason of advice tendered by defendant - Whether defendant negligent.

The Case

On the evidence, the claimant's claim for professional negligence against the defendant was dismissed as the defendant had not acted in breach of duty and, even if the defendant had been negligent, it was not causative of any loss suffered by the claimant.

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