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Busby v Cooper; Busby v Abbey National plc; Busby v Lumby: CA 2 Apr 1996

The claimant sought damages after having bought a house after receiving an allegedly negligent report on the concrete. She had asked to be allowed to add a third party (the local authority who had passed the building) as a defendant, but the request was outside the primary limitation period and was refused and again on … Continue reading Busby v Cooper; Busby v Abbey National plc; Busby v Lumby: CA 2 Apr 1996

HF Pension Trustees Ltd v Ellison and Others: ChD 24 Feb 1999

In an allegation of professional negligence which had lead to a transfer of funds, time ran for limitation purposes from the time of the transfer, and not from the point later when it became apparent that the legal advice may have been negligent. A solicitor had advised that a transfer of pension funds was lawful, … Continue reading HF Pension Trustees Ltd v Ellison and Others: ChD 24 Feb 1999

Birmingham Midshires Building Society v Infields (A Firm): TCC 20 May 1999

The defendant solicitors had acted for the lenders and borrower in a mortgage transaction. The claimant sought repayment of the entire loan, alleging breach of fiduciary duty, in having preferred the interests of one client over those of another. The betrayal of trust inherent in a breach of duty must be a deliberate act. They … Continue reading Birmingham Midshires Building Society v Infields (A Firm): TCC 20 May 1999

Mortgage Corporation v Lambert and Co (A Firm) and Another: CA 24 Apr 2000

If it was alleged that a lender could should have been aware of an overvaluation of a property so as to start the limitation clock, the owner must satisfy the court that it was reasonable at the time alleged for the lender have become obliged to obtain a retrospective valuation. That burden was not carried … Continue reading Mortgage Corporation v Lambert and Co (A Firm) and Another: CA 24 Apr 2000

Mortgage Corporation v Lambert and Co (A Firm) and Another: ChD 11 Oct 1999

Estimates of the real values of houses which had been taken as security for loans were not sufficiently precise to forewarn a lender of the damage resulting from earlier negligent valuations, and accordingly the lender was not fixed with notice by the estimates, and time did not begin to run against them. Citations: Times 11-Oct-1999 … Continue reading Mortgage Corporation v Lambert and Co (A Firm) and Another: ChD 11 Oct 1999

MAC Hotels Ltd v Rider Levett Bucknall UK Ltd: TCC 26 Feb 2010

Application by the defendants for disclosure and inspection of files of documents, which the claimant in the action says are protected by legal professional privilege or litigation privilege.Judge Havelock-Allen QC said: ‘ When it comes to proof of knowledge under section 14A , the assertion by a claimant that he was unaware of the material … Continue reading MAC Hotels Ltd v Rider Levett Bucknall UK Ltd: TCC 26 Feb 2010

St Anselm Development Company Ltd v Slaughter and May: ChD 1 Feb 2013

The claimants appealed against rejection of their claim in negligence said to have been out of time. They had set out to sublet flats but their mistiming disallowed reclaiming of certain rents under the 1993 Act. Held: The two flats were to be considered seperately, and on that basis the claim under the second had … Continue reading St Anselm Development Company Ltd v Slaughter and May: ChD 1 Feb 2013

Crosse and Crosse (A Firm) v Lloyds Bank Plc: CA 16 Mar 2001

Solicitors appealed a finding of professional negligence in the purchase of land which had been subject to restrictive covenants which had not been disclosed to the bank, saying that time had begun to run against the bank at a time when the bank accepted new clients as debtors under the security. Judges: Potter LJ, Sedley … Continue reading Crosse and Crosse (A Firm) v Lloyds Bank Plc: CA 16 Mar 2001

Jacobs v Sesame Ltd: CA 30 Oct 2014

Whether the Respondent/Claimant, Mrs Jacobs, can take advantage of the provisions of s.14A of the Limitation Act 1980 in order to pursue a claim in negligence against the Appellant/Defendant which is otherwise time-barred. Judges: Lord Justice Tomlinson Citations: [2014] EWCA Civ 1410 Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: England and Wales Limitation Updated: 07 May 2022; Ref: scu.538188

Blakemores Ldp v Scott and Another: CA 7 Oct 2015

The court was asked whether the judge was right to grant summary judgment striking down the first and third appellants’ negligence claims against their solicitors on the grounds that they were issued more than 3 years after they acquired ‘the knowledge required for bringing an action for damages in respect of the relevant damage’ within … Continue reading Blakemores Ldp v Scott and Another: CA 7 Oct 2015

Nouri v Marvi and Others: CA 14 Oct 2010

The claimant was the registered owner of a leasehold flat, allowing the defendant to live in the flat while he was out abroad. The defendant first re-mortgaged the property in the claimant’s name, forging the claimant’s signature on the mortgage deed, and then, on 2 April 2001, sold the flat to himself, posing as the … Continue reading Nouri v Marvi and Others: CA 14 Oct 2010