Wragge & Co to pay former client £7.5 in damages for professional negligence

April 12, 2011 Wragge & Co has been found guilty of professional negligence and ordered to pay damages of over £7.5m to former client Amalgamated Metal Corporation (AMC).

The High Court (UK) judgment upheld AMC's claim that Wragges failed to give appropriate advice and acted without authorisation in the settlement of a tax dispute with HM Revenue & Customs in 2003.

AMC was advised by Farrer & Co litigation partner Adrian Parkhouse and disputes associate Michael Patrick, along with counsel Ben Hubble QC and Scott Allen of Four New Square.

Wragges was advised by Barlow Lyde & Gilbert professional and commercial disputes partner Richard Harrison and associate Niya Phiri, with counsel Justin Fenwick QC and Graham Chapman, also of Four New Square.

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