Devan & Assoc. v TSR Bina Sdn Bhd [2015] 3 MLJ 454

COUNSEL & SOLICITOR:
Lim Kian Leong (Bastian Vendargon, Gene Vendargon and Paul Ngooi with him) (Lim Kian Leong & Co) for the plaintiff.

COURT OF APPEAL (Putrajaya)

Tort —Professional Negligence — Legal profession — Defendant alleged former solicitors negligent in handling case- Defendant aggrieved by Order of High court- Former solicitors filed notice of appeal against Order- Defendant appointed new solicitors- New solicitors filed application to set aside Order and withdrew notice of appeal filed by former solicitors- Court dismissed application to set aside Order on basis of wrong mode used- Whether solicitors negligent in handling suit — Whether principle of novus actus interveniens ought to be applied- Whether former solicitors negligent and liable for damages.