Cobbetts pursues £4.5m after negligence payout
Cobbetts is seeking to recoup more than £4.5m from property surveyor Dunlop Haywards after the national firm settled a negligence claim brought against it by Cheshire Building Society. In a ruling last week (18 February), Mr Justice Clarke found Cobbetts paid out too much earlier this year in its £5.6m settlement with Cheshire Building Society, regarding a negligence claim against the firm for advice on allegedly fraudulent property deals. Following the ruling, the firm will now seek to recoup £4.6m - 80% of its original settlement - from Dunlop Haywards' indemnity insurers, after the property surveyor went into liquidation last year.
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