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Keeping up with the Joneses

Commercial property solicitors are facing a number of challenges in the current climate, and they should keep pace with developments to ensure they provide the best service for their clients, say Eugene McMahon and Jeremy Whiteson

1) LEVICOM INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS BV (2) LEVICOM INVESTMENTS CURACAO NV v LINKLATERS (A Firm)

In the circumstances, the views that solicitors had formed about their clients' case and intended to convey in letters of advice were not negligent but the solicitors were negligent because they failed properly to convey their advice to their clients who reasonably understood that the solicitors' assessment of their position was considerably more optimistic than was intended. However, the clients failed to show that proper advice would have caused them to accept an offer or conduct negotiations differently and so they failed to prove that the negligence had caused any loss.

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