Ross v Caunters

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtChancery Division
Judgment Date1979
Date1979
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140 cases
  • Clarke v Bruce Lance & Company
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 30 October 1987
    ...not seek to argue the contrary. (This is not to suggest that we question in any way the correctness of the decision of Megarry V-C. in Ross v. Caunters [1980] Ch. 297 and of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand in Gartside v. Sheffield, Young and Ellis (supra); it is just that the point is un......
  • Walker v Medlicott & Son (A Firm)
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 19 November 1998
    ...against the solicitors in negligence. Their Lordships had to consider for the first time the correctness or otherwise of the decision in Ross v Caunters [1980] Ch 297, in which case Sir Robert Megarry V-C. had upheld a claim in negligence brought against solicitors by a disappointed benefi......
  • Hemmens v Wilson Browne (A Firm)
    • United Kingdom
    • Chancery Division
    • 25 June 1993
  • Loh Bee Tuan v Shing Yin Construction (Kota Kinabalu) Sdn Bhd & 3 Ors
    • Malaysia
    • Unspecified court (Malaysia)
    • Invalid date
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7 books & journal articles
  • The emergence of solicitors’ tortious liability and the award of damages
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Financial Crime Nbr. 10-4, October 2003
    • 1 October 2003
    ...CBNS 194.(2) [1938] 2 All ER 394, [1939] 1 KB 194.(3) [1976] QB 801, at 819.(4) [1978] 3 All ER 571, [1979] Ch 384.(5) [1980] Ch 297, [1979] 3 All ER 580.(6) Per Cardozo CJ, in Ultramares Corporation v Touche (1931)174 NE 441 at 444.(7) Megarry VC in Ross v Caunters [1980] Ch 297 at 309.(8)......
  • Restitution, Rectification, and Mitigation: Negligent Solicitors and Wills, Again
    • United Kingdom
    • The Modern Law Review Nbr. 65-3, May 2002
    • 1 May 2002
    ...necessarily constitutednegligence on the part of the solicitor, and the claimant had failed to prove by3 See eg Ross vCaunters [1980] Ch 297 (ChD; Megarry VC); Wall vHegarty [1980] ILRM 124 (IrHC; Barrington J); Gartside vSheffield Young & Ellis [1983] NZLR 37 (NZ CA); Hill vvan Erp(199......
  • Filling the Gaps Between Colonial Legal Heritage and Prevailing Local Customs in Family Relations: the Place of Secret Trust
    • United Kingdom
    • African Journal of International and Comparative Law Nbr. , February 2016
    • 1 February 2016
    ...witnessing is watered down with respect to secret trusts.9393Ottaway v Norman [1971] 3 All ER 1325; see, however, Ross v Caunters (1979) 3 All ER 580. Sections 8 Wills Law of Lagos State 2004; 15 Wills Act 1837 applicable in the Eastern States and some States in the North by virtue of the r......
  • Dishonest Assistance and Accessory Liability
    • United Kingdom
    • The Modern Law Review Nbr. 80-1, January 2017
    • 1 January 2017
    ...vMeek (1889) 14 App Cas 558 (HL)and Brinsden n 93 above. There is some later authority to support a claim by beneficiaries, RossvCaunters [1980] Ch 297 (Ch) and Baden, Delvaux and Lecuit and others vSoci´et´e General [1993]1 WLR 509 (Ch) but such a claim is not generally available; White vJo......
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