Discrimination settlement was not professional negligence

The dangers of adding a personal injury claim for psychiatric damage to a professional negligence claim were clearly demonstrated in Begum v Neejam LLP. 

The Judgment shows the necessity to explore the factual and legal issues within the underlying claim in sufficient detail to convince the Court about the merits (or lack of them) of a loss of a chance claim and the standard of care that the professional showed. The Claimant failed to show breach of a solicitor and barrister’s duty to the client and her attempt to show that she had lost the chance of a substantial compensation claim was also rejected.

For more information, please click on the Devereux case note.

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