The claimant sought damages for negligence against solicitors for failing to complete a purchase and to keep her informed of all relevant matters. She sought damages for the loss of the profit she might have made had she purchased the property and resold it. The solicitors applied for and were granted summary judgment against her on the basis that the losses were to be assessed at the date of the negligence alleged, and that she therefore had no losses as such. She could have invested the money she had not spent in other property.
Held: Her appeal was dismissed. There was no evidence that the property was in any way unique, nor that she could not have invested her money in other property.
Gazette 19-Jul-2001,  EWCA Civ 1171
England and Wales
See Also – Aylwen v Taylor Joynson Garrett (A Firm) CA 21-Feb-2001
Cited – Sawyer v Atari Interactive Inc CA 2-Mar-2007
The claimant designed games software and complained of infringements by the defendant of licensing agreements by failing to allow audits as required.
Held: The defendant should be allowed to be heard on the standard practices for management of . .
Lists of cited by and citing cases may be incomplete.
Professional Negligence, Damages, Professional Negligence
Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.78035