Court of Appeal reminds of importance of proving causation

AW Group Limited v Taylor Walton (a firm)  
Court of Appeal

Lidia McCarthy considers the Court of Appeal decision in AW Group Limited v Taylor Walton (2014) which serves as a reminder that a claim will not succeed unless the claimant establishes that its loss was caused by negligent advice, and emphasises that it is not open to the claimant to admit fresh evidence on appeal where such evidence was available, or should have been available, to the claimant before trial.

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Sheona Wood


I am a Partner in the Insurance team, specialising in the Defence of professional negligence claims and advising on associated coverage issues.