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The Supreme Court provides clarity on causation in professional negligence claims

Articles | 15th Feb 2019

On 13 February 2019, the Supreme Court (Lord Briggs, Lady Hale, Lord Wilson, Lord Hodge and Lord Lloyd-Jones) handed down judgement in Perry v Raleys Solicitors ([2019] UKSC 5), allowing the appeal by Raleys Solicitors and in so doing restored the decision at first instance of H.H.Judge Saffman. The judgment is available here. Background The […]

Appealing findings made by the TCC: guidance from the Court of Appeal

Articles | 19th Nov 2018

In 2014, a waste plant owned by Wheeldon Brothers Waste Ltd was damaged by fire. Its insurer, Millennium Insurance Company Ltd, declined to indemnify the company in relation to the fire, citing alleged breaches of a variety of policy terms. At first instance, Mr Jonathan Acton Davis QC, sitting as Deputy High Court judge, ruled […]

Perry v Raleys Solicitors – Permission to appeal to the Supreme Court is granted

Articles | 30th Nov 2017

On 6 November 2017, the Supreme Court (Lady Hale, Lord Reed and Lady Black) granted Raleys Solicitors permission to appeal the order made by the Court of Appeal on 28 April 2017 ([2017] EWCA Civ 314; [2017] P.N.L.R. 27). The claim is typical of a number of professional negligence claims being brought against the Appellant […]


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