Al-Sabah v Ali and Others: ChD 3 Feb 1999

The solicitor employers of a solicitor who had acted under powers of attorney in transactions between the attorney and the principal which later proved fraudulent were negligent. The Land Registry was liable for the balance of damage suffered. Mance J: ‘.. the answer to this problem seems to lie in recognising that, for dishonest assistance, the defendant’s dishonesty must have been towards the plaintiff in relation to property held or potentially held on trust or constructive trust, rather than the introduction of a separate criterion of knowledge of any such trust.’


Mance J


Gazette 03-Feb-1999, [1999] CLC 1469,


Land Registration Act 1925 83

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Professional Negligence

Updated: 17 May 2022; Ref: scu.77768