Professional Negligence - 1849- 1899

Professional Negligence Law. See also under other headings for professional groups Legal professions and Health Professions.

These cases are extracted from a very large database. The entries on that database are now being published individually to the main website in a much improved form. As cases are published here, the entry here will be replaced by a link to the same case in that improved form on In addition the site includes very substantial numbers of cases after 2000. Please take the time to look.  

This page lists 5 cases, and was prepared on 19 May 2014. These case are being transferred one by one to the main site which presents them better, with links to full text where we have it, and much improved cross referencing.
Batten -v- Wedgwood Coal and Iron Company; ChD 1886
Cann -v- Wilson; HL 1888
Cann -v- Willson (1888) 39 ChD 39; 57 LJ Ch 1034; 59 LT 723; 35 Digest 33

Professional Negligence Casemap

Liability of surveyor
Knowles -v- Scott; 1891
Le Lievre -v- Gould; CA 1893