Kirby and another v David Wood and another case

Solicitor – Negligence. The Chancery Division considered two cases of alleged solicitors' negligence arising out of the 'Right to Buy' litigation. In both cases, the defendant solicitors applied for orders striking out the cases on the grounds that the claim forms had not been served in time. The court held that, in the first case, the stay of proceedings would be lifted and the claim deemed as having lapsed. In the second case, there had been no valid stay imposed, and so the claim would also be deemed as having lapsed.

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