Sole practitioner Clive Sutton has seen off a High Court negligence action by a former client who claimed he was badly advised in a row over a CD of two concert performances given by rock legend Jimi Hendrix in Stockholm in January 1969.

Sutton, honorary secretary of the Sole Practitioners Group and a leading opponent of ABSs, had applied to have the claims by Lawrence Miller struck out.

Delivering judgment in Miller v Sutton [2012] EWHC 906 (Ch), John Martin QC, sitting as a deputy High Court judge, said Miller controlled Purple Haze Records, which issued the CD in 2003, and was sued by Experience Hendrix, the successor to the Hendrix estate.

Experience Hendrix claimed that production and distribution ...

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