A farming couple had obtained a court award against their local government. The government had acted negligently in representing to stores that the couple’s crop was not up to standard.

The couple wished to appeal against the size of the award. The couple’s lawyers themselves then failed either to obtain payment of the award, or to appeal it.

As a result, the couple did not have adequate funds to manage properly their future crop. In addition, they were forced to accept an offer from the local government in full and final settlement of any further claim or proceedings against it.

The couple approached every law firm in the locality to represent them in a claim against the negligent lawyers. Each refused to act.

They finally instructed us, hundreds of miles away.

As a result of a meticulously prepared claim, the court found in favour of our clients on all outstanding issues of liability, and awarded damages against the original lawyers.