Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 122 (Oct)
Court: Chancery Division
Judge:

Park J

Representation Christopher Moger QC and Simon Salzedo (instructed by Simmons & Simmons) for the defendants.
  Justin Fenwick QC and Thomas Lowe (instructed by Barlow Lyde & Gilbert) for MB.
Judgment Dates: 9 October 2002

Catchwords

Contribution - Third party proceedings - Claim 'in respect of same damage' - Defendants to claim for professional negligence seeking to recover contribution from firm of solicitors - Whether firm in breach of duty owed to claimant - s 1.

The Case

On a CPR Pt20 claim by which the defendants to an action for professional negligence sought to recover a contribution from the Pt20 claimants pursuant to the the court ruled that the Pt20 claimants had not acted in breach of any duty owed to the claimant in the main action and accordingly had no liability to make any payment by way of contribution to the defendants.

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