*Hirtenstein and another v Hill Dickinson LLP

Solicitor – Negligence. The claimants purchased a yacht, which developed severe problems shortly after purchase. They were assured by the defendant solicitor's firm that a warranty given by the sellers was backed by a personal guarantee, which was not the case. The solicitors accepted negligence but denied that it had had any causative effect. The Commercial Court held that although the claimants had succeeded on liability, they had suffered no loss and were therefore entitled to judgment for only nominal damages.

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