Perry v Raleys Solicitors: CA 28 Apr 2017

Appeal against dismissal of claim against the claimant’s former solicitors. Negligence was found, but no loss was proved in his personal injury claim. He had claimed a settlement at an undervalue of his claim of Vibration White Finger. The judge at trial had found him an unreliable witness as to the extent of his injuries.
Held: Whilst the court reversed the trial judge as to causation, they approved the valuation of damages suffered.


Gloster VP CA, McFarlane LJJ, Sir Stephen Tomlinson


[2017] EWCA Civ 314, [2017] PNLR 27




England and Wales

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At CAPerry v Raleys Solicitors SC 13-Feb-2019
Veracity of a witness is for the court hearing him
The claimant, a retired miner, had sued his former solicitors, alleging professional negligence in the settlement of his claim for Vibration White Finger damages under the government approved scheme for compensation for such injuries. At trial, the . .
CitedEdwards v Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors SC 20-Nov-2019
The claimant sought damages saying that the defendant solicitors had failed to secure the incremental award of compensation under the vibration white finger scheme. The central issue was whether evidence which only became available later, but which . .
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Professional Negligence

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