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Professional Liability

Gilead has appeared in a number of professional liability cases, often representing solicitors or barristers in defending negligence claims.

Gilead’s key cases include:

  • Stuart v Goldberg Linde [2008] WLR 823. Court of Appeal guidelines on the rule in Henderson v Henderson. Neither the merits of the second action, nor delay in starting it, are relevant factors in deciding whether it is an abuse of process to bring separate proceedings.
  • Gloyne v Richardson [2001] 2 BCLC 669, [2001] EWCA Civ 716 (Court of Appeal). Construction of share option agreement.
  • Gloyne v Richardson [2002] All ER (D) 447, [2002] EWCA Civ 1980. Strike-out of claim against solicitor who had failed to serve proper notice under share option agreement.
  • Ebert v Venvil [2000] Ch. 484 (Court of Appeal). Jurisdiction of the High Court to make an order prohibiting a litigant from issuing vexatious proceedings.
  • Bristol & West v Baden, Barnes and Groves [2000] Lloyd’s Rep PN 788. Solicitor under no obligation to disclose confidential information obtained under previous retainer.
  • Summit Property v Pitmans [2000] All ER (D) 1226. Solicitors’ duty to two clients when a conflict of interest arises; one client wishing to exploit confidential information belonging to the other.
  • Summit Property v Pitman[2001] Lloyd’s Rep PN 16 (Court of Appeal). Defendant successfully defending claim but ordered to contribute to loser’s costs.
  • Raybould v Jameson [2000] All ER (D) 1679. Solicitor failing to advise client of risk of committing blackmail.
  • Turner v Plasplugs Ltd [1996] 2 All ER 939 (Court of Appeal). Liability of legally aided party to order for costs.
  • Wapshott v Davies Donovan (1996) 72 P & CR 244 (Court of Appeal). Measure of damages in claim against negligent solicitors.
  • Hemmens v Wilson Browne [1995] Ch 223. Liability of solicitor to non-client third party in inter vivos transaction.
  • Re Moonbeam Cards Ltd [1993] BCLC 1099. Directors’ disqualification.
  • Moore v Khan-Ghauri [1991] 2 EGLR 9 (Court of Appeal). Contract for sale of land by auction.