Trustees of the Inter-vivos Trust of the late William Strathdee Gordon v Campbell Riddle Breeze Paterson LLP

Limitation of actions – Prescription. Court of Session: In an action in which the pursuers, who had instructed the defenders, a firm of solicitors, to serve notices to quit on a tenant to terminate agricultural holdings tenancies over three fields, averred that by serving defective notices to quit the defenders were in breach of an implied term of their contract with the pursuers to exercise the degree of knowledge, skill and care expected of a reasonably competent solicitor, the court sustained the defenders' plea-in-law that any obligation on the defenders to make reparation to the pursuers had prescribed and pronounced decree of absolvitor.

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