Padden v Bevan Ashford (a firm) – WLR Daily

Posted January 5th, 2012 in appeals, law reports, negligence, solicitors by tracey

Padden v Bevan Ashford (a firm); [2011] EWCA Civ 1616;  [2011] WLR (D)  393

“A solicitor who certified in a mortgage that a client had been given appropriate legal advice about the mortgage and, to the best of his knowledge, had understood the effect of the mortgage and was not acting under undue influence or a misrepresentation, was under an obligation to have advised that client or to have taken steps to satisfy himself that she had been properly advised on those matters. His obligation went well beyond simply advising her not to sign documents disadvantageous to her.”

WLR Daily, 21st December 2011