NRAM Plc v Jane Steel and Bell and Another: SCS 19 Feb 2016

(Extra Division, Inner House) The bank had relied upon mistaken statements by the solicitor acting for a client as to the intention to repay its debts. Without checking, the bank issued the documents to release their security. It now appealed from rejection of its claim in negligence against the solicitor.
Held: The appeal succeeded.

Lady Smith
[2016] ScotCS CSIH – 11, 2016 SCLR 736, 2016 SC 474, 2016 SLT 285, 2016 GWD 6-136, [2016] PNLR 20
Cited by:
At Inner HouseSteel and Another v NRAM Ltd (Formerly NRAM Plc) SC 28-Feb-2018
The appellant solicitor acted in a land transaction. The land was mortgaged to the respondent bank. She wrote to the bank stating her client’s intention to repay the whole loan. The letter was negligently mistaken and the bankers allowed the . .

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Professional Negligence

Updated: 12 January 2022; Ref: scu.560368