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Court of Appeal applies Wellesley to a claim against lawyers

Published on 22 December 2016

On 21 December 2016 Lord Justice Jackson and Lord Justice Patten overturned a loss of chance judgment for £2m against lawyers on the grounds that the damage was too remote.

It also held, in the alternative, that the principles outlined in SAAMCo would prevent any recovery since the type of loss was outside the scope of duty of the lawyers.