3PB Barrister Matthew Cannings examines solicitors’ duty to advise on the risk of other contractual meanings

If a solicitor correctly interprets a term within a contract, but fails to advise the client as to the risk of a counter-interpretation, has there been a breach of duty?  And can there be a claim for damages?

Matthew Cannings (Call 2006) analyses the most recent contribution of the Court of Appeal to the question of solicitors’ duties, in Balogun v Boyes Sutton & Perry (a firm) [2017] EWCA Civ 75.

Matthew is a Property & Commercial Law barrister who specialises in landlord & tenant, real property and professional liability matters. View his profile here.