Solicitor deceives businessman

March 6, 2009

Commercial, contract

Source: Kinch v. Rosling & Others [2009] EWHC 286 (QB); see also

Gilbert Kinch (the claimant) was the victim of an advanced free fraud, perpetuated when he wanted to raise money in 2000 to finance the acquisition of shares to take over control of Leicester Football Club.


Unfortunately the funds that Mr Kinch thought were available, turned out not to be and the claimant became liable for debts which he was then unable to pay. The Football Club went into administration, and the claimant was made bankrupt.


Following a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in 2006, David Rosling (the claimants solicitor & First Defendant) was struck off the roll of solicitors. The claimant was awarded just under £2million for the humiliation, distress and anxiety as a result of the bankruptcy, and for various special damages that occurred as a result of the misrepresentations.

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