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"....‘I see no public interest in allowing negligent conveyancing solicitors (or, in financial terms, their insurers), who are not party to, and know nothing about, the illegality, to avoid their professional obligations simply because of the happenstance that two of the clients for whom they act are involved in making misrepresentations to the mortgagee financier.’ ..."
I thought that the old Maxim of Equity was 'he who comes to Equity comes with clean hands'? If this was a Common Law breach of Contract suit then fine. That can be the subject of set off for Fraud which didn't occur it would seem as it wasn't raised by Stoffel & Co., perhaps contributory Negligence?
If there is any suggestion of Equitable relief against Stoffel & Co., how did they manage to substantiate that I wonder?
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