Professional Negligence

Clive is praised by the Legal 500 for his professional negligence work. He frequently deals with cases of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust and negligence across a wide range of professions.

Cases:

Ritz Hotel Casino Ltd v Safa Abdulla Al Geabury [2015] EWHC 2294 (QB)

Successfully represented the Ritz Casino and obtained judgment for £2,000,000 plus interest and indemnity costs against Mr Al Geabury on a gambling debt.  Mr Al Geabury claimed he had a gambling addiction which led to his losses and counterclaimed sums lost, alleging that the Ritz had breached its duty of care to prevent gambling addicts from playing.  The case explored the novel duty of care between a casino and its players. Click here for more.

Sebry v Companies House [2015] EWHC 115 (QB)

High-profile case following the mistaken entry by Companies House on their register stating that a long established company was in liquidation. Issues concerned the scope of any duty of care and/or statutory duty of the Registrar owed to companies it listed. Judge held that the obvious foreseeability of serious harm as well as proximity gave rise to a special relationship justifying such a duty. Click here for more.

The Ritz Hotel Casino Ltd v Nora Al-Daher [2014] EWHC 2847 (QB)

Successfully represented the Ritz Casino in high profile claim against Nora Al-Daher, Oman government Minister’s wife. Claim in relation to two million pounds worth of gambling debts. Allegation of negligence against the casino in allowing debts to accumulate. Case concerned the duty of care owed by a casino to its players. Click here for more.

Anglo Financial SA v Goldberg [2014] EWHC 3192 (Ch)

Successfully resisted an application to renew a £1.6 million freezing order. The judge found that the Claimants were unable to establish a risk of dissipation of assets and expressed concern regarding the serious and significant non-disclosure on the without notice hearing. Costs ordered against the Claimants on the indemnity basis. Click here for more.

Titan Europe 2006-3 plc v Colliers International UK plc (in liquidation) [2014]

Professional negligence claim for €79m arising out of surveyor’s negligence in connection with valuation of German property. Acted for the Claimant in relation to security for costs.

Knox D’Arcy Operations Ltd v Manches LLP (2013) EWCA Civ 33 [2013] PNLR 18 and Lawtel 7/2/2013

Solicitors’ lien reported in professional negligence law reports

Abela v Hammonds (2009)

$15m claim for professional negligence, deceit and breach of fiduciary duty/negligence against a solicitor relating to a share sale agreement. (Case settled mid-trial after 8 days).  Lawtel case 9/12/2008

Davidson v Woodbridge

Claim in professional negligence by an estate against an executor/accountant. (Case settled during the trial)

Spreadex Limited v Jeremy Abbot Barnes and others

Part 20 claim by spread betting company against solicitors in respect of negligent drafting of agreement. (Case settled during trial).

MBH Investments v Cobbetts (2008)

Solicitor’s negligence claim (settled at court).

Linco Care Limited v AXA and others (2007)

Insurance broker claim (settled at court at start of four week trial).

Maurice Dempsey v Allan Johnstone (2003) EWCA Civ 1134: Lawtel 30/7/2003 : [2004] 1 Costs LR 41 : [2004] PNLR 2

Wasted costs application.

John Patrick Mcgowan v Michael Chadwick [2002] EWCA Civ 1758: Lawtel 5/12/2002 : [2003] BPIR 647

Liability of a receiver of Partnership.

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