Moy v Pettman Smith [2005]

Facts

  • A barrister advised the claimant on a settlement figure
  • It was later found that the figure could have been much more beneficial to the claimant

Issue

  • Could the barrister have been negligent in advising the figure

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • The barrister’s opinion may not have been ideal for the claimant, though it was established with reasonable care, therefore the barrister was acting as a reasonable professional
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