Hughmans (a firm) v Dunhill

Solicitor – Contract. The claimant firm of solicitors brought a claim against the defendant for unpaid fees for work done on her behalf in matrimonial proceedings. The defendant counterclaimed, alleging, among other things, professional negligence by the claimant. The claimant sought summary judgment on its claim and a dismissal of the defendant's counterclaim. The Chancery Division granted summary judgment in favour of the claimant where the defendant's defences to the claims had no real prospect of success. The defendant's counterclaim was dismissed.

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