Solicitors negligence is the most common cause of claims with respect to real estate law. Brian has successfully sued on behalf of his client in respect of an error made by a previous solicitor who failed to properly examine title . This resulted in the clients inability to convey title on the date set for closing and required an extended delay in the closing while a planning act consent was obtained. In the interim the market had fallen and the purchaser refused to close without a substantial reduction in the purchase price. The solicitor was liable for all costs associated with their negligence including the  diminished  value  of the property.