Procter v Raleys
 EWCA Civ 400;  PNLR 24
Represented, leading John Greenbourne, the successful claimant at trial and on appeal, in another negligence action against Raleys for failing to provide proper advice about the claims under the Vibration White Finger (“VWF”) compensation scheme. Raleys’ advice in a series of standard form letters was held to be “at best unclear and … positively misleading” in some respects. The case deals with the standard of care required of solicitors when advising unsophisticated clients. Pursuant to CPR 36, the appellants were ordered to pay indemnity costs and also a penalty of an additional 10% of the claimant’s damages, and interest on damages and costs at the rate of 10.5%.