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BPE v Hughes-Holland (Gabriel): a New Dawn of Saamco

March 2017
Rhian Howell and Warren Owen

In one of the most important decisions this decade for those involved in professional negligence claims, the Supreme Court gave judgment today (22 March 2017) in BPE v Hughes-Holland (in substitution for Gabriel), the first case to consider Saamco in solicitors cases in the Supreme Court since it was decided in 1996.

In the lead Judgment Lord Sumption not only reaffirmed Saamco but also clarified how it should be applied in claims against professionals.

For a summary of the case and the Supreme Court’s decision, read our article here.

Rhian Howell and Warren Owen of Beale & Company Solicitors LLP acted for BPE.

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