Parker v Walker

Sale of land – Misrepresentation. The claimant was induced to purchase land from a company, TPP. The land transpired to be near-worthless. He brought proceedings against the defendant solicitor, who had acted for TPP. The Chancery Division held that, among other things, while the defendant did not owe the claimant a duty of care, misrepresentations had been made to the claimant by TPP, and the defendant was a joint tortfeasor with it. The claimant would be able to recover all the money that he had paid for the land.

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