On 17 February 2023, Mr Justice Fancourt handed down judgment in Robert David Mackenzie v (1) Rosenblatt Solicitors (2) Rosenblatt Limited  EWHC 331 (Ch).
4 New Square Chambers’ Nicholas Bacon KC appeared for the successful defendants.
Mr Mackenzie sued his solicitors alleging that the law firm were in breach of duty and negligent for failing to advise him that his conspiracy claim against the AA, his former employer, in which he sought damages of up to £220m and had incurred substantial legal costs, had no real prospect of success.
The judgment provides important guidance on how to plead a case in unlawful means conspiracy. It is also a timely reminder of the ongoing duty upon solicitors to advise clients fully in respect of their prospects of success.
Read the full judgment here.