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The Court of Appeal has upheld a law firm’s case that a £125,000 professional negligence claim against a firm for its handling of a divorce was issued too late. In Holt v Holley & Steer Solicitors (a firm), judges held that any alleged cause of action happened in the lead-up to divorce proceedings being finalised, and this was the starting point for the six-year limitation period.

Former client Julia Holt had issued proceedings against Somerset firm Holley & Steer Solicitors claiming that it failed to obtain expert valuation evidence during her divorce proceedings. It was also submitted that the firm negligently failed to secure permission to admit such evidence at the financial remedies hearing.

Read the full article here: Law Gazette

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