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Herrmann Vs Withers LLP: Negligence In The Conduct OF A Property Transaction

Summary: In the recent case of Herrmann and Another v Withers LLP [2012] EWHC 1492 (Ch) the Court held that a firm of solicitors had wrongly advised their clients that the high value property they were purchasing had communal garden access rights. This advice was negligent and the solicitors were liable to their clients in damages.

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Relevant to: Property owners, Legal practitioners