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Solicitors' negligence for sending a Trainee to trial revisited. Court of Appeal upholds no liability for door of Court settlement in Dunhill v Brook
The Court of Appeal has dismissed a claim for professional negligence brought by Mrs Dunhill against her former solicitors and counsel for the alleged under-settlement of a personal injury claim.Read more
Following the 2014 decision in ISG Construction Ltd v Seevic College, where a paying party failed to issue a valid payment notice in response to a payment application, the amount applied for by the…Read more
Project monitors’ duties and contributory negligence: Lloyds Bank Plc v McBains Cooper Consulting Ltd. DWF successful in the Court of Appeal.
DWF's Michael Robin and James McKay acted for the successful Appellant project monitor to overturn the decision of Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart that a project monitor provided 'advice' rather than…Read more
The Supreme Court has unanimously held that a borrower's solicitor did not owe the lender on the other side of the transaction a duty of care. The decision involved consideration of the principles…Read more
The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision that a combined liability policy included sufficient aggregation language in respect of the limit of indemnity (LOI), that claims consequent on or…Read more
Scope of duty and factual causation: Andrew O’Neill and Elizabeth O’Neill v Bull & Bull (A Firm) (2018)
The claimants, Mr and Mrs O’Neill, wished to purchase a new house and retained the defendant to act for them. On the face of it this was a straightforward conveyancing transaction. However, somewhat…Read more