In order to recover damages1 in respect of a negligent valuation, a claimant must establish that he has suffered loss or damage which the valuer's negligence caused or to which it contributed2. In normal circumstances, proof of the necessary causal link will require evidence that the claimant acted in reliance on information provided by the valuer3. Where such reliance is established, the damages awarded for a negligent valuation are such as would fairly and reasonably be considered as resulting4 from the failure of the valuer to report as he should have done, had he used due care5. In particular,
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