Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 104 (Apr)
Neutral Citation: [2006] EWHC 791 (Ch)
Court: Chancery Division

Peter Smith J

Representation The claimant appeared in person.
  Christopher Brougham QC and Lex Hilliard (instructed by Taylor Wessing) for the firm.
Judgment Dates: 7 April 2006


Negligence - Professional person - Duty to exercise reasonable care and skill - Chartered accountants - Master striking out claimant's negligence claim against defendant firm of chartered accountants - Whether master erring.

The Case

The court upheld the master's decision to strike out the claimant's negligence claim against the defendant firm of chartered accountants on the basis that there were no reasonable grounds for interfering with the master's decision.

Practice Areas

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