Ross v Caunters

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtChancery Division
Judgment Date1979
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147 cases
  • Pushpaleela a/p R Selvarajah and Another v Rajamani d/o Meyappa Chettiar (and 2 Other Appeals)
    • Malaysia
    • Federal Court (Malaysia)
    • Invalid date
  • 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
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6 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......
  • 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......
  • Australia and Canada: The Role of Policy in Professional Liability
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Financial Crime Nbr. 9-2, April 2001
    • 1 April 2001
    ...CLR 341 at p. 354. (9) [1989] QB 653 at pp. 696-698 (CA); [1990] 2 AC 605; [1990] IAllER 568 (HZ). (10) (1976) 11 ALR 227 (HC). (11) [1979] 3 All ER 580 (ChD). (12) [2000] 1 All ER 515 (ChD). (13) [1990] 2 AC 605; [1990] 1 All ER 568; [1989] QB 653. (14) 70 DLR (4th) at p. 618. (15) Wiener,......
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