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Kiffin v Rowley Ashworth




28th February 2006; unreported, Derby County Court, Rhodri Davies QC 2006-02-28

A solicitor's negligence claim, in which the claimant alleged that he had not agreed to his instructing solicitor making a "door of court settlement" on his behalf at an employment tribunal.  Further allegations concerned the failure to obtain a written note of the settlement, and an assertion that the claim had been settled for less than it was worth.  It was held that the claimant had in fact given his consent.  Furthermore, the settlement figure was the right one in all the circumstances, and the claimant's submissions to the contrary were wholly speculative.