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Negligent solicitors firm cannot rely on illegality defence despite mortgage fraud by the claimant

The Court of Appeal has ruled that there was a genuine public interest in ensuring a conveyancing solicitors' client could recover damages for negligence on the facts of the case described in this article, despite the client instructing the solicitors as part of a plan to commit mortgage fraud.
Document type: Insights
Last updated: 10 June 2022
First published: 31 October 2018