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White v Jones

[1995] 2 AC 207

Case summary last updated at 03/01/2020 17:26 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case White v Jones

 X wrote to his solicitors (D) asking them to change his will so as to give £9,000 to each of his daughters but, due to the solicitors’ inefficiency, they failed to do this before, a few months later, X died. The daughters (P) sued D in tort. HL allowed their claim, accepting that it contradicted the privity rule but said that this claim had to be allowed in the interests of justice and avoiding a “legal black hole” of rights. 

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