Court of Appeal confirms test for dishonesty in dishonest assistance claims

The Court of Appeal has held that an accountant member of a multi-disciplinary firm of solicitors was liable as an accessory for dishonestly assisting breaches of trust, overturning the High Court’s decision to the contrary: Group Seven Limited & Ors v Notable Services LLP & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 614. The appeal turned on the question of whether … Read more

Supreme Court considers loss of chance in professional negligence claim

The Supreme Court has given a rare judgment on the court’s approach to awarding damages for a “loss of a chance” in a professional negligence claim: Perry v Raleys Solicitors [2019] UKSC 5. The decision confirms the approach laid down by the Court of Appeal in Allied Maples Group Ltd v Simmons & Simmons (a firm) [1995] 1 … Read more