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Professional Negligence

Warner v Penningtons & Ors (2011)
(CA) Part 20 claim by defendant solicitors against expert witness (a rehabilitation costs consultant) summarily dismissed: no reasonable prospect of success.
Guy Mansfield QC
for the Costs Consultant



Raybak v Langbar International (2011)
(Ch D), Solicitors had not failed in their duty to the court either to give full and frank disclosure for a without notice injunction or later in preparing witness statements
Guy Mansfield QC
for the solicitors



D Morgan Plc v Mace & Jones (a firm)
(2010)(TCC): £50m solicitors’ negligence claim concerning planning permission for landfill dismissed
David Hart QC
John Whitting QC
John Jolliffe-
for the solicitors



McFaddens v Platford (2009)

Barrister facing contribution claim by solicitors; it was reasonable to advise that client might need litigation friend, duty to inform court and opponents preparing for forthcoming trial of the problem; client's subsequent defaults broke chain of causation anyway.
Guy Mansfield QC
For the Defendants



McGlinn v Waltham Contractors and others (2007) (TCC)

Action for defective work, the appropriate measure of loss, extent of architect's obligation to inspect; Gregg v Scott (2005) HL, no lost chance award; Payne v John Setchell Ltd (2002), duty of care to successive owners, Defective Premises Act, Latent Damage Act and Limitation Act.
John Whitting QC
Fot the Third Defendant



West Bromwich Albion v El Safty (2006) CA

Extent of duty in tort and contract owed by private doctor to club and professional footballer.
Stephen Miller QC
For the Defendant



Webb v Barclays Bank & Others (2001) CA

Causation, later negligence foreseeable consequence of first omission and did not break chain.
Paul Rees QC
For the Appellant



Corbett v Bond Pearce (2001) CA

Solicitors drafting new will owed no duty to potential beneficiaries under old will.
Guy Mansfield QC
For the Appellant



Hall (Arthur J S & Co) v Simons (a firm) (2000) HL

Lawyers' negligence, advocates' immunity from suit abolished.




Carr-Glynn v Frearsons (1998) CA

Duty of solicitors drafting will in respect of ancillary property matters
Guy Mansfield QC
For the Respondent



Urban Regeneration Agency v Mott Macdonald (1996)

Multi-million pound Chatham Dock decontamination claim against environmental consultants.





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