Hemmens v Wilson Browne (A Firm): ChD 30 Jun 1993

A solicitor was not liable in negligence, where his mistake might be yet be rectified; this was an inter vivos transaction and the parties could still resolve the position. Though a solicitor had a duty to the beneficiary of a settlement, the settlor could still perfect the deed.


Judge Moseley QC


Gazette 08-Dec-1993, Times 30-Jun-1993, [1993] 4 All ER 826

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CitedHumblestone v Martin Tolhurst Partnership (A Firm) ChD 5-Feb-2004
The solicitors sent a will to the client for execution, but failed to notice on its return that it had not been properly executed, the signature not being that of the client.
Held: The solicitors were under a duty to ensure that the will would . .
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Professional Negligence, Legal Professions

Updated: 10 May 2022; Ref: scu.81313