Moy v Pettman Smith (A Firm): CA 19 Jun 2002

The claimant had pursued an action for damages for professional negligence against a hospital treating his broken tibia. He now sought damages after the defendant firm of solicitors acting for him in the first action had, he said, failed to obtain further medical reports in time, which adequately and properly addressed the issues of prognosis and causation, particularly in relation to lost earning capacity.


Brooke, Latham, LJJ, Hart J


[2002] EWCA Civ 875, [2002] Lloyd’s Rep PN 513




Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 1(5)



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See AlsoMoy v Pettman Smith (A Firm) and Another CA 25-Mar-2003
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Appeal fromMoy v Pettman Smith (a firm) and another HL 3-Feb-2005
Damages were claimed against a barrister for advice on a settlement given at the door of the court. After substantial litigation, made considerably more difficult by the negligence of the solicitors, the barrister had not advised the claimant at the . .
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Professional Negligence

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