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  • Solicitor's Negligence: Allegations of Dishonesty

    20 May 2019

    In the solicitor’s negligence claim of Brearley v Higgs & Sons [2019], the High Court was asked to consider whether one party may refer in the pleadings to allegations of dishonesty made against the other party, when there is not yet clear supporting evidence to back those allegations up.…

  • Landmark negligence case

    13 February 2019

    In today’s decision in Perry v Raleys Solicitors, the Supreme Court has over-turned the Court of Appeal’s decision, and confirmed the County Court judge’s approach to the Mr Perry’s ‘loss of a chance’ claim against his former solicitors.…

  • Why Everyone is Still Talking About Dreamvar

    08 November 2018

    Perhaps the title of this article goes a little too far; clearly not everyone is talking about Dreamvar. But it is certainly true that, nearly six months after the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Dreamvar , it is still generating a great deal of discussion.…

  • Tiuta International Limited (In liquidation) v De Villiers Surveyors [2017]

    21 August 2018

    ​In November 2017, the Supreme Court overturned the previous decision of the Court of Appeal, and found in favour of the defendant surveyors, De Villiers. This was on the basis that the loss suffered by Tiuta had not been ‘caused’ by the negligence of De Villiers. …

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