Solicitor – Negligence. During a project to purchase a drilling ship, a large amount of money was placed into the client account of the second defendant solicitors' firm, which was controlled by Y. Y gave undertakings to retain the money. She subsequently transferred sums to other parties. The claimant company, Global, commenced proceedings. The Chancery Division held that Global had not authorised payments to the third parties, and that no release or variance of the undertaking had been given to Y.