Kate Richmond considers the Court of Appeal decision regarding flawed transactions and contingent liabilities in Elliott v Hattens Solicitors for Lexis Nexis PSL. This appeal concerned whether Mrs Elliott’s claim was barred by the Limitation Act 1980 and consideration of when damage was first sustained. The judge at first instance held that the claim was not statute-barred. The appeal was allowed and, in so finding the Court of Appeal has set out useful guidance on the differences between ‘no transaction’ cases, ‘flawed transaction’ cases and contingent liabilities in relation to negligence claims against solicitors. The full article is available to Lexis Nexis subscribers here and all of Kate’s case analysis for Lexis Nexis can be found here.
Kate is an analysis expert on the Lexis Nexis Panel for Dispute Resolution and Property in addition to her full time practice. She has an established civil practice with expertise in commercial and property work. She accepts instructions in general civil law matters and has particular experience in Commercial, Property, Landlord & Tenant, Consumer Credit and Personal Injury. Get to know Kate here.