The Telegraph report concludes with a quote from Carol Hill, a legal executive at Matthew Arnold & Baldwin, who said: "This is a cautionary tale for would-be dissatisfied parties. Don't necessarily assume that even if your solicitor hasn't told you everything that you are automatically going to be dashing back to court to get more money because it isn't going to be the case." How very true. I suspect that most family lawyers have come across this situation - there are so many things that could be relevant to our clients' cases that it would be unreasonable to expect us to advise of every possibility. Yes, sometimes we make mistakes and miss things that definitely were relevant, but that does not necessarily mean that that client has suffered loss for which we should be liable.
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UPDATE: When I posted this this morning, I checked to see whether it had been reported on Bailli, but couldn't find it. Well, now it has been reported, as Williams v Thompson Leatherdale (a firm) & Anor  EWHC 2574 (QB) (thanks, Current Awareness). I've not yet had a chance to read the judgment in full, but I note that Mr Justice Field concludes with the following: "As against Mr Francis [Nicholas Francis QC, her counsel], Mrs Williams has failed to prove that if she had been advised as she says she ought to have been by Mr Francis, she would have postponed any settlement negotiations until after the White decision. As against TL [Thompson Leatherdale, her solicitors], Mrs Williams has failed to show that the firm was negligent, and also failed to show that she would have repudiated the settlement agreement if TL had acted as she alleges they should have acted."