Professional negligence

Solicitors as guarantors for conveyancing transactions?

Buying and selling houses can be stressful enough, but what happens if you discover that the seller was a fraudster after your solicitor has already handed over the purchase monies? The recent decision of the Court of Appeal has come as good news to the two unsuspecting purchasers, who lost 1.03 and 1.1 million, and have successfully claimed it from the acting solicitors.

Settlements - babies and bath water

When settling a dispute it is usual for the defendant to seek the widest possible waiver of all claims that might be brought against them in the future. If the dispute is a genuine ‘one-off’, that might be thought acceptable, but if an unforeseen claim later arises you could be shut out from that claim due to the width of the waiver you signed when settling the earlier claim. Can it ever be sensible to settle beyond the identified dispute? The case below makes the point.
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