Bacciottini and another v Gotelee and Goldsmith

Solicitor – Negligence. The defendant firm of solicitors conceded that its conduct in the course of acting for the claimants in a property transaction had been negligent, but disputed that its negligence had caused any loss beyond the nominal sum of £250 in circumstances where the claimants had mitigated their loss. The Chancery Division held that the claimants loss had been eradicated by mitigation and that their was no evidence to justify an award of damages other than or in excess of £250.

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