THOMAS v HUGH JAMES FORD SIMEY SOLICITORS
20th October 2017
 EWCA Civ 1303
Solicitors acting in a high volume, fixed costs scheme for low value occupational injury cases were not under a duty to advise further about heads of claim which a client had said he did not wish to pursue and for which he said that he could not provide supporting evidence. If a client instructed his solicitor that he did not wish to pursue a particular head of claim, the solicitor was not necessarily under a duty to challenge that decision or to try to change the client’s mind.