Baillie and others v Bromhead & Co (A Firm) and others

Negligence – Information or advice. The claimants employed the services of S, a patent attorney. They brought proceedings against S and companies connected to him contending that he had caused them loss through negligent advice. The Chancery Division held, in dismissing the claim and allowing S's counterclaim for unpaid fees, that, although S had acted negligently in some areas, negligent advice had not caused any loss and the loss claimed had not been caused by the negligent advice.

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