Beyond night and day: The importance of causation
In order to succeed in a claim for professional negligence, a claimant must establish that the professional owed him a relevant duty of care, that they breached that duty and that the breach caused the loss he seeks to recover.
Tiuta was a lender operating primarily in the bridging loans market. It was approached by a Mr Wawman, who wanted a loan to develop a property in Sunningdale. In February 2011, Tiuta retained De Villiers to provide a valuation of the property.