Michael Bowmer acts for the successful respondent in the Court of Appeal

News & Judgments
16 January 2023

Judgment has been handed down by the Court of Appeal in Yee Shi Yin & Ors v 174 Law Solicitors Limited [2023] EWCA Civ 13 dismissing the appeal by a group of buyers of off-plan flats in a fractional sales development who had brought claims against the firm of solicitors which had acted as stakeholders for releasing their deposits. The Court of Appeal agreed that the release of the deposits was capable, under the standard agreements for sale, of being authorised and had been authorised by a buyer company set up to look after the buyers’ interests. This result is significant because the development comprised several hundred flats and there were further potential claims of up to £9 million. 4 New Square Chambers’ Michael Bowmer together with Jonathan Seitler KC of Wilberforce Chambers acted for the respondent.

Related areas

Related People

Michael Bowmer

Call: 1997



Popular resources

Four Fundamentals of Limitation Periods in Contract and Tort Claims

By Carl Troman, Barrister and Mediator at 4 New Square Four key points…

Discover more

Stay of proceedings before serving a claim form

What should claimants do when limitation is about to expire? Noting…

Discover more

Why are there so many cases against lawyers for contempt of court?

There has been a spate of cases in the past couple of…

Discover more

If you would like to know more or have a question please talk to our clerks

Portfolio Builder

Select the expertise that you would like to download or add to the portfolio

Download    Add to portfolio   
Title Type CV Email

Remove All


Click here to share this shortlist.
(It will expire after 30 days.)