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Property fraud—same standard applied to seller’s solicitor as buyer’s

Property fraud—same standard applied to seller’s solicitor as buyer’s
Published on: 19 April 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Property fraud—same standard applied to seller’s solicitor as buyer’s
  • Original news
  • What were the principles involved?
  • Was there any difference in application of these principles to a seller’s solicitor?
  • Why were the seller’s solicitors liable?
  • Did the fact that the enquiry at the centre of the case which the buyer’s solicitor had raised was an additional—and not a standard—enquiry affect the buyer’s solicitors’ liability?
  • What are the implications of the decision?

Article summary

Property analysis: The High Court found a seller’s solicitors equally liable, with the buyer’s solicitors, for the buyer’s loss. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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