3PB Barrister Matthew Cannings examines solicitors’ duty to advise on the risk of other contractual meanings

3PB Barrister Matthew Cannings examines solicitors’ duty to advise on the risk of other contractual meanings

2nd March 2017

If a solicitor correctly interprets a term within a contract, but fails to advise the client as to the risk of a counter-interpretation, has there been a breach of duty?  And can there be a claim for damages?

Matthew Cannings (Call 2006) analyses the most recent contribution of the Court of Appeal to the question of solicitors' duties, in Balogun v Boyes Sutton & Perry (a firm) [2017] EWCA Civ 75.

Matthew is a Property & Commercial Law barrister who specialises in landlord & tenant, real property and professional liability matters. View his profile here.