May 22, 2018

On the Case: Who pays for property fraud, post-Dreamvar?

The Court of Appeal has given judgment in two much-discussed cases that raise important questions over who should be held liable to victims of conveyancing fraud: Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mishcon de Reya and P&P Property Ltd v Owen White & Catlin LLP – each of which involves a fraudulent “seller” making off with a would-be purchaser’s funds.

In the latest episode of On the Case, Owen Talfan Davies, partner at Fieldfisher, analyses the court's findings, and what they mean for conveyancing solicitors going forward.



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