Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 122 (Mar)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Judge:

Buxton, Latham LJJ and Sir Martin Nourse

Representation Romie Tager QC and Hugh Jackson (instructed by Sprecher Grier Halberstam) for the claimant.
  Roger Stewart QC and Andrew Nicol (instructed by Harrison Drury & Co) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 8 March 2002

Catchwords

Negligence - Causation - Breach of duty causing or materially contributing to damage - Estate agent - Valuation of property - Claimant granting mortgage to borrower following valuation of property by defendant - Borrower subsequently seeking further advance from claimant - Second valuation of property performed by another party - Whether further advance by way of redemption of original mortgage and grant of new mortgage by claimant - Claimant suffering loss from over-valuation of property - Scope of duty of care of defendant - Whether defendant liable for claimant's loss.

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