On 22nd March 2017, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Hughes-Holland v BPE Solicitors LLP  UKSC 21. This was a highly-anticipated case containing a re-affirmation of the so-called “SAAMCO cap,” along with some helpful (although surprisingly brief) guidance as to how the principle applies in professional negligence cases.
The purposes of this paper are to:
a) Set out some background to the SAAMCO principle and the surrounding case law;
b) Examine the Supreme Court decision in BPE; and
c) Suggest an approach for practitioners seeking to determine what losses will be recoverable after application of the SAAMCO cap.
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