In Paratus v Countrywide, 14.12.11, the claimant failed to prove that the defendant valuer was negligent. The claimants had securitised the loan, and the judge considered issues arising from that, deciding (obiter) in favour of the claimants. Contributory negligence was assessed (obiter) at 60%, a high discount, largely because the claimant failed to consider the question of the honesty of the borrower properly. Hugh Evans acted for the successful defendant.

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