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Ross v Caunters

[1980] Ch 297

Case summary last updated at 03/01/2020 17:36 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Ross v Caunters

 D were solicitors to X and when X made his will, D forgot to mention to him that the spouses of beneficiaries must not be present. P’s spouse was present and therefore P was unable to get what X had promised her in the will. CA allowed P’s claim against D for negligence for the value of the thing being claimed. It said that lack of privity of contract was no bar to claim provided there was proximity between P and D, as here. 

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