Boyce v Rendells: CA 1983

The court accepted the proposition as to the extent of a solicitor’s duty of care that: ‘if, in the course of taking instructions, a professional man like a land agent or a solicitor learns of facts which reveal to him as a professional man the existence of obvious risks, then he should do more than merely advise within the strict limits of his retainer. He should call attention to and advise upon the risks.’


Lawton LJ


[1983] 268 EG 268


England and Wales

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CitedCredit Lyonnais Sa (A Body Corporate) v Russell Jones and Walker (A Firm) ChD 2-Jul-2002
The claimant sought damages for professional negligence against the defendant solicitors. A corporate lawyer had been assigned to deal with a property matter, and he had failed to appreciate the need to comply strictly with time conditions in a . .
CitedBentleys Stokes and Loweless v Eagle Major Ltd ChD 23-Jan-2003
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CitedKeith v Davidson Chalmers and others OHCS 21-Aug-2003
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Professional Negligence

Updated: 23 March 2022; Ref: scu.246963