Reed Smith Client Briefings

In the recently heard Tiuta v. De Villiers case, the Supreme Court considered the ‘but for’ test and unanimously overturned the judgment previously handed down by the Court of Appeal. The decision provides welcome clarification on the measure of damages in the context of surveyors’ negligence involving refinancing.

Authors: Catherine Lewis

Reed Smith acted for the successful appellant De Villiers and their professional indemnity insurers. Barristers Alex Hickey QC and Robert Scrivener were instructed by Reed Smith.

We have prepared a full briefing on this case for our clients, if you would like to read this briefing it can be downloaded here.