Miller v Irwin Mitchell LLP – Hailsham Chambers

Posted March 20th, 2024 in appeals, chambers articles, duty of care, law firms, news, solicitors by sally

‘The Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Miller v Irwin Mitchell on 1 February 2024, just 9 days after hearing argument. The Court (Phillips, Andrews and Falk LJJ) upheld the decision of HHJ Cadwallader at first instance ([2022] EWHC 2252 (Ch)), in which he dismissed Mrs Miller’s claim after a trial of various preliminary issues. The decision gives useful guidance to practitoners considering whether a duty of care is owed by a solicitor prior to the parties agreeing a retainer.’

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Hailsham Chambers, 5th February 2024