Khan v Hussain

Damages – Breach of contract/ professional negligence – Ex turpi causa non oritur actio. Court of Session: Dismissing an action for breach of contract and professional negligence in which the pursuer sought to recover from his accountant his loss of earnings resulting from a sanction imposed on him by the Financial Services Authority, withdrawing his authority to perform certain functions, the court upheld the defender's plea that the pursuer was precluded from recovering damages from him by reason of public policy, concluding that the brocard ex turpi causa non oritur actio applied to the case.

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