18th May 2021
On 18 May 2021 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Elliot v Hattens: a solicitors negligence case that goes to the heart of the vexed question of when time starts ticking for the purposes of limitation. Simon Goldstone, instructed by RPC LLP represented the successful appellant.
“Looking at matters objectively, what she received from the transaction was significantly inferior to what she should have received. The reversion to an underlease with the benefit of Mr Malster’s parents as guarantors would plainly have been of measurably greater value than that to the unguaranteed underlease which Hattens’ negligence led Mrs Elliott to grant. An expert could doubtless have put a figure on the difference.”
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