Professional negligence

Professional negligence

Professional negligence - Related Cases

  • BPC Hotels Ltd & Ors v Wright Hassall LLP [2016] EWHC 1286 (TCC) - solicitors' and barrsiter's negligence, strike out and scope of retainer.

  • Greenwich Millennium Village v Essex Services Group plc [2014] EWCA Civ 960
    important Court of Appeal decision on indemntiy clauses

  • Stagecoach South Western Trains Ltd v Hind & ors [2014] EWHC 1891 (TCC)
    duties of property owners in relation to trees - professional negligence - homeowner and tree surgeon not liable for damage to train caused by branch falling onto railway

  • Barnaby v Raleys Solicitors [2014] EWCA Civ 686; [2014] All ER (D) 42 (Jun)
    solicitors' negligence

  • 199 Knightsbridge Development Ltd v WSP UK Ltd [2014] EWHC 43 (TCC)
    engineers' negligence, flooding

  • Bank of Ireland v Phillip Pank Partnership [2014] EWHC 284 (TCC)
    surveyors' negligence

  • Cadbury v ADT (No.2) 145 Con LR 147
    interim payments on account and "no loss" arguments

  • Ram Recycling v DRC and ors [2012] EWHC 2757 (Comm)
    insurance brokers, security for costs, and re-opening decisions

  • Cadbury v ADT [2012] BLR 441
    engineer's negligence, contract formation, sale of goods, and contributory negligence

  • Argos Limited v Leather Trade House Limited [2012] EWHC 1348 (QB), Thirlwall J
    professional negligence – breach of contract – breach of duty of care – product liability – contaminated sofas

  • Edenwest Ltd v CMS Cameron McKenna [2012] EWHC 1258 (Ch)
    solicitors advising the receivers of a company in administrative receivership owed no duty of care to the company in respect of that advice either in contract or tort

  • Sweett (UK) (formerly Cyril Sweett) v Michael Wight Homes [2012] EW Misc 3 (CC)
    quantity surveyors acting as employer's agent not liable for contractor's failure to execute performance bond

  • Cadbury v ADT [2011] BLR 661
    engineer's negligence, contract formation, sale of goods, contributory negligence

  • Cadbury v ADT 145 Con. L.R. 14
    interim payments on account and "no loss" arguments.

  • Jones v Kaney [2011] UKSC 13; [2011] 2 AC 398; [2011] 2 WLR 823; [2011] 2 All ER 671; [2011] PNLR 21
    landmark decision abolishing partial expert witness immunity

  • Liberty Syndicate Management v Campagna [2011] EWHC 209 (TCC); 27 Const LJ 275
    test case of duties owed by site audit surveyors to latent defects insurers

  • Autofocus Ltd v Accident Exchange Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 788
    witness immunity

  • Upton McGougan v Bellway Homes [2009] EWHC 1449 (TCC)
    requirement for particulars of breach to be pleaded where professional negligence is alleged - relationship between statements of case and expert reports

  • Tamlura NV v CMS Cameron McKenna [2009] EWHC 538 (Ch)
    solicitors' negligence

  • Lingfield Properties (Darlington) Ltd v Padgett Lavender Associates (A Firm) [2008] EWHC 2795 (QB)
    section 51 non party costs orders

  • Kidsons v Lloyds Underwriters [2008] Lloyds Rep IR 239 and [2009] Lloyds Rep IR 178
    professional indemnity insurance, notification clauses

  • Leonard v Byrt [2008] EWCA Civ 20
    claim against a barrister, solicitor and expert metallurgist

  • Lingfield Properties (Darlington) Ltd v Padgett Lavender Associates [2007] EWHC 2989 QB (Tugendhat J)
    town-planning consultants' negligence

  • Rowley v Secretary of State for Work & Pensions [2007] 1 WLR 2861
    CSA negligence

  • McGlinn v Waltham Contractors Ltd [2007] EWHC 149, 294, 698 (TCC)
    architect's negligence

  • Del Grosso v Payne & Payne [2007] EWCA Civ 340; (2007) 151 SJLB 336
    solicitor's negligence - amendments

  • Russell Young v Kevin Brown and others [2007] 2 All ER 453 (CA)
    generic costs in multi party professional negligence claim

  • Skipper v Calderdale MBC [2006] EWCA Civ 238; [2006] ELR 322
    educational negligence - whether damages recoverable for humiliation, lost confidence and self-esteem caused by unremediated dyslexia

  • Demarco v Bulley Davey [2006] EWCA Civ 188; [2006] PNLR 27
    insolvency practitioners - loss of a chance - measure of damages

  • Mirant Asia-Pacific Construction v Ove Arup [2005] EWCA Civ 1585 and [2003] EWCA Civ 1729
    engineers' negligence, assumption of responsibility and concurrent contractual and tortious duties

  • Catlin Estates Ltd v Carter Jonas [2006] PNLR 273
    building surveyors, title to sue, professional negligence

  • DN v London Borough of Greenwich [2004] EWCA Civ 1659
    negligence of educational psychologist in context of special educational needs

  • Ball v Druces & Attlee [2004] PNLR 39 p 745 (Nelson J)
    solicitor's negligence in relation to setting up of charitable trust for Eden Project - failure to protect co-founder's interest - conflict of interest and breach of fiduciary duty - loss of a chance measure of damages

  • Johnson v Gore Wood (Nos 2 & 3) [2003] EWCA Civ 1728 and [2004] EWCA Civ 14
    solicitors' negligence

  • Sinclair Roche & Temperley (a firm) v Somatra [2003] EWCA Civ 1474, [2003] 2 Lloyds Rep 855, CA; [2002] EWHC 1627 (Comm)
    solicitor's negligence arising out of the conduct of a marine insurance dispute which had been settled shortly before trial

  • Guang Xin Enterprises Ltd v Kwan Wong Tan and Fong [2003] 3 HKLRD 527
    accountants' negligence

  • Alexander Forbes Europe Ltd v SBJ Ltd [2003] Lloyd's Rep PN 137, [2003] Lloyd's Rep IR 432; [2003] PNLR 15, Comm Ct, Mr David Mackie QC
    insurance brokers – professional negligence - pension misselling – professional indemnity insurance – claims notification

  • Smith v South Gloucestershire County Council [2002] EWCA Civ 1131; [2002] 3 EGLR 1; [2002] 38 EG 206

  • Hatswell v Goldbergs (a firm) and Wolferstans (a firm) [2002] Lloyd's LR (Prof Neg) 359 (CA)
    professional negligence - claim against solicitors – mishandling of underlying clinical negligence claim – assessment of value of underlying action

  • Griffin v Kingsmill [2001] EWCA Civ 934
    breach of duty of care by solicitor and barrister

  • Johnson v Gore Wood [2002] 2 AC 1
    solicitors' negligence

  • Phelps v London Borough of Hillingdon [2001] 2 AC 619 (HL)
    liability of Local Education Authority and educational psychologist to dyslexic pupil

  • Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust v Troup Bywaters & Anders [2000] Env LR 343
    claim against consulting engineers in relation to installation of hospital incinerators - status of expert evidence

  • Copeland v Smith [2000] 1 WLR 1371 (CA)
    barrister - duty of counsel to the court

  • Kincardine Fisheries v Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance (CA) The Times 12.2.97, [1998] CLY 3363
    construction of fish farm insurance policy - claim against brokers and insurers

  • Matrix Securities v Theodore Goddard and David Goldberg QC [1998] PNLR 290, ChD, Lloyd J
    professional negligence - solicitors and barrister - tax advice – tax planning

  • Theodore Goddard v Fletcher King [1997] 2 EGLR 131
    liabilities of solicitor and surveyor for drafting of defective lease

  • Swindle v Harrison [1997] 4 All ER 705 (Court of Appeal)
    solicitors' negligence, causation

  • Secured Residential Funding v Nationwide Building Society [1997] EGCS 138; [1997] NPC 147
    surveyor - misrepresentation - duty of care

  • X v Bedfordshire County Council [1995] 2 AC 633
    duties of care owed by statutory authorities, social workers, educational psychologists and teachers

  • Ezekiel v McDade [1995] 2 EGLR 107 (CA)
    measure of general damages against surveyors of residential property

  • West Faulkner Associates v London Borough of Newham (1994) 71 BLR 1, CA
    architects' negligence - meaning of 'proceeding regularly and diligently' in JCT determination provisions

  • Nyckeln Finance Ltd v Stumpbrook Continuation Ltd [1994] 2 EGLR 143
    commercial valuer's negligence

  • Smith v Eric S. Bush; Harris v Wyre Forest District Council [1989] 2 WLR 790, House of Lords
    surveyors' negligence


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