A solicitor, who re-assured a lender that his guarantee of a borrower’s loan, was given by him in the normal course of business, was not in fact so acting. The lender, if wanting to rely upon that re-assurance to claim against the solicitor’s partner, was to show reasonable care and competence in assessing whether the assurance was given in the normal course of a solicitor’s practice.
Times 21-Jul-1999, Gazette 11-Aug-1999,  EWCA Civ 1850,  Lloyds Rep PN 938
England and Wales
Cited – J J Coughlan Ltd v Ruparelia and others CA 21-Jul-2003
The defendant firm of solicitors had acted in a matter involving a fraud. One partner was involved in the fraud. The claimants sought to recover from the partnership.
Held: ‘The issue is not how the transaction ought properly to be described, . .
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Legal Professions, Professional Negligence
Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.81393