Xenakis and another v Birkett Long LLP

Negligence – Information or advice. The claimants brought an action in negligence against the defendant solicitors. The Queen's Bench Division held that the claimants had a justifiable grievance about the service that they received from the defendant. Moreover, they had taken reasonable steps to respond to the situation in which they found themselves by expending money which was intended to, and in the event did, ameliorate their position. However, because of the way in which they went about their mitigation, the law was unable to offer them anything substantial by way of redress for the defendant's negligence.

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