A solicitor's duty of care is owed not only to his own client, but in certain circumstances to third parties as well1. In some circumstances it may be possible for a buyer to sue his seller's solicitor in negligence2 although the court has held that in a normal conveyancing transaction the seller's solicitor does not owe a duty of care to the buyer3.
Where the solicitor's own client has been held liable for breach of contract in circumstances where the breach was caused by the party's solicitor, the solicitor can be required to indemnify the client against his liability for
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