Santander UK Plc v RA Legal Solicitors: CA 24 Feb 2014

Briggs LJ
[2014] EWCA Civ 183, [2014] PNLR 420
Trustee Act 1925 61
England and Wales
Appeal fromSantander UK Plc v RA Legal Solicitors (A Firm) QBD 23-May-2013
The claimant bank said that it had been the subject of a mortgage fraud, and that the defendant solicitors had acted for the borrower. The claim was for breach of trust, in not having exercised reasonable skill and care on their behalf. . .

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CitedSchubert Murphy (A Firm) v The Law Society QBD 17-Dec-2014
The claimant solicitors’ firm had acted in a purchase, but the vendors were represented by fraudsters presenting themselves as solicitors, registering with the defendant in names of retired solicitors, and who made off with the money intended for . .
CitedPurrunsing v A’Court and Co (A Firm) and Another ChD 14-Apr-2016
The claimant had paid money for a property, but the seller was a fraudster and no money or title was recovered. The claimant sued both his conveyancers and the solicitors who had acted for the fraudster, in each case innocently. The defendants each . .

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Professional Negligence

Updated: 30 November 2021; Ref: scu.521565