Aidiniantz v The Sherlock Holmes International Society Ltd: ChD 15 Jun 2016

Solicitor does not warrant his client’s case

The company had appealed from an order for its winding up. The solicitors had acted on the instructions of a director, whose authority was now challenged.
Held: The claim for costs against the solicitors failed. They had been properly retained and had had continuing ostensible authority. The litigation which followed had been as to the very issue now put. A solicitor does not warrant that his client has a good case.

Mark Anderson QC
[2016] EWHC 1392 (Ch), [2016] WLR(D) 526
Bailii, WLRD
England and Wales
Main JudgmentThe Sherlock Holmes International Society Ltd v Aidiniantz ChD 23-May-2016
The company appealed against a winding up order . .

Cited by:
AppliedZoya Ltd v Sheikh Nasir Ahmed (T/A Property Mart) and Others ChD 7-Oct-2016
No warranty of authority on claimas to authority
Complaint was made that proceedings had been made by the claimant company when the solicitors acted on the instructions of somebody describing himself wrongly as a director of the company.
Held: The defendant’s request for costs against the . .

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Costs, Legal Professions

Updated: 10 November 2021; Ref: scu.565851