Posted by Nicola Radcliffe, Senior Associate
A London casino successfully claimed losses from a bank who provided a negligent reference for a new customer. When the customer disappeared without a trace the casino turned to the bank to recover its losses.
In the interesting case of Sahib Foods Ltd-v-Paskin Kyriakides Sands (“PKS”) the Court confirmed that architects duty was owed to guard against the possible negligent misuse of cooking equipment at their client’s premises.
Generalist accountants are found not to be negligent for failing to give advice to the claimant about his domiciliary status or refer him to a specialist adviser.
Professional negligence claims are predicted to be on the rise following Andrew Mitchell’s ‘Plebgate’ claim which served as a stark warning for all solicitors.