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Supreme Court hands down judgment in Perry v Raleys Solicitors

February 2019
Scott Ashby and Michelle Rogers

The Supreme Court has handed down its long awaited Judgment on the appeal brought by the defendant solicitors in the case of Perry v Raleys Solicitors.

In this article, Scott Ashby and Michelle Bakker discuss this significant Judgment for defendant firms of solicitors and their professional indemnity insurers. The Supreme Court has today confirmed that a claimant seeking damages from a firm of solicitors for an alleged loss of opportunity to pursue a lost litigation claim must first prove on all the evidence available that, on the balance of probabilities, they would have pursued that lost litigation claim and that it was an honest claim.

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