William John Henry Johnson v Gore Wood and Co: CA 27 Jan 2004

The defendant had made a substantial payment into court in protracted proceedings.
Held: The comparison between the payment in and the eventual amount of damages awarded should be assessed on the basis of the damages calculated as at the date of the payment in, and not at any later date. The rules were not to be given a strained construction.


Lord Justice Potter Lady Justice Hale Lady Justice Arden


[2004] EWCA Civ 14, Times 17-Feb-2004




Civil Procedure Rules 36.19


England and Wales


See AlsoJohnson v Gore Wood and Co HL 14-Dec-2000
Shareholder May Sue for Additional Personal Losses
A company brought a claim of negligence against its solicitors, and, after that claim was settled, the company’s owner brought a separate claim in respect of the same subject-matter.
Held: It need not be an abuse of the court for a shareholder . .
See AlsoJohnson v Gore Wood and Co (A Firm) QBD 20-Feb-2002
The claimant alleged negligence by the defendant solicitors. . .
See AlsoJohnson v Gore Wood and Co (A Firm) ChD 3-May-2002
The respondent firm acted on behalf of the claimant’s companies in land transactions. An option had been taken to purchase land, and he instructed the defendants to exercise it. The landowner claimed the notice to exercise the option was invalidly . .
See AlsoWilliam John Henry Johnson v Gore Wood and Co CA 3-Dec-2003
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Updated: 12 April 2022; Ref: scu.192294