Defending a claim for breach of contract and negligence

John acted for a Defendant business in a claim for breach of contract and negligence following the death of the proprietor, in which the Claimant sought to claim against the business, which was the estate of the deceased.

The Claimant, the spouse of the deceased, sought to argue that amounts of money had been left to them by virtue of intestacy law, and that verbal assurances that “they would have the business” should be upheld in court.

The case was complicated by a further claim for breach of contract and negligence. This involved a vehicle allegedly purchased by the business using the Claimant’s money and not properly inspected, for which the Claimant sought to recover their expenditure.

John persuaded the court that the whole of the Claimant’s case should be dismissed with costs to be paid.