Bacciottini and another v Gotelee and Goldsmith (A Firm)

Solicitor – Negligence. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the claimants' appeal in respect of the applicable measure of damages, which arose out of the admitted negligence on the part of the defendant solicitors' firm in respect of a property transaction. In upholding the judge's award of £250, representing the cost of an application to the local authority to remove a planning restriction on the property, it held that, by reason of the subsequent removal of the restriction, the claimants had suffered no loss and there was nothing in respect of which they required to be compensated.

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