Takla v Nasr [2013] NSWCA 435

Takla v Nasr [2013] NSWCA 435

 

Before McColl JA at [1], Basten JA at [98], Hoeben JA at [105] 
Decision Appeal dismissed with costs.
Catchwords TORTS – professional negligence – where appellant retained respondent solicitor on purchase of townhouse – where appellant paid 80 per cent of purchase price as deposit – where vendor went into receivership before completion – where directors of vendor agreed to guarantee deposit – where directors did not execute contract containing guarantee – where appellant lost her deposit – whether respondent breached duty of care to appellant – whether respondent failed to warn appellant of risks – whether respondent breached duty in failing to procure guarantees from vendor’s directors and investigate their financial position – whether any act or omission of respondent caused appellant’s loss 

 

David Cormack – Brisbane Barrister.

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