Barker v Baxendale Walker Solicitors (a firm) and another

Solicitor – Negligence. The Chancery Division dismissed a claim for professional negligence in respect of advice on a tax avoidance scheme based on the establishment of an employee benefit trust (EBT). On the facts, the defendants had not been in breach of their duty of care in a manner that had caused the claimant any loss as claimed in the proceedings.

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