Where a solicitor, who had been instructed to act for a landowner in respect of planning issues concerning a quarry, had received potentially confusing advice from counsel, the solicitor was negligent in failing to clarify the advice. However, the claim failed on causation since the claimant could not show that, had the solicitor sought clarification, the advice given by counsel would have been completely different (D Morgan plc v Mace & Jones www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/TCC/2010/3375.html).
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