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Nicola Laver

Editor, Solicitors Journal




The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of two trustees seeking damages after their house was sold due to law firm negligence. Lord Justice Patten ruled that the married couple had suffered a loss because they would not have agreed to the sale but their law firm, Manchester firm Halliwell Landau and its expartner Philip Laidlow, had failed to register a restriction at the Land Registry in order to protect their interest in the property. The house was then sold without their consent. 31 January