Liddy v Bazley  NSWCA 319 (27 September 2013) (Basten JA at ;, Emmett JA at ;, Leeming JA at )
|Before||Basten JA at ;
Emmett JA at ;
Leeming JA at 
|Decision||(1) Allow the appeal and set aside the judgment and orders made in the District Court.(2) In place thereof, order that –
(a) the plaintiff’s claim be dismissed, and
(3) The respondent pay the appellants’ costs of the appeal.
|Catchwords||TORTS – professional negligence – breach of duty – solicitors instructed to make work injury damages claim – instructions given long after expiry of limitation period – failure to give advice and prosecute claimTORTS – professional negligence – causation – failure to address as element of cause of action likely instructions based on legal advice as to comparative value of compensation entitlements and damages
TORTS – professional negligence – damages – assessment of likely recovery at notional trial date – allowance for chance of not obtaining extension of time – notional advice as to comparative value of compensation entitlements and damages – value of medical benefits
David Cormack – Brisbane Barrister.