5 Essex Court

Charles Apthorp

Call 1983

Professional Negligence

Charles has an extensive professional negligence practice. Cases and advisory work include: 

  • Breach of Trust and Breach of retainer
  • Conveyancing errors
  • Clinical Negligence

McNamara Ryan v Dellner - Litigation following termination of retainer by solicitor following discovery of potential conflict, breach of Rule 1.04 and 3.01 and breach of fiduciary duty.  Client refusing to pay for work done prior to termination.  Settled at evaluative ADR on favourable terms to Claimant solicitor.

Thompson v Lonsdale Solicitors - Litigation following negligent failure of solicitor to advise guarantor of impact of providing security for an overdraft of a business.  Breach of Rule 3, conflicts of interest and breach of retainer alleged.  Settled on favourable terms.

Shakarchi v A & M Legal Services and another Litigation concerning negligent advice and conduct of litigation arising from a settlement agreement.