Allied Maples v Simmons & Simmons [1995]

Loss of chance will
be recoverable where plaintiff’s loss depends not on pure chance but on
what action would have been taken by
a third party.
Defendants negligent in advising plaintiffs on
liabilities in purchase of certain shops.
Not necessary for plaintiffs to show that if they had
been properly advised they would have succeeded in getting protection against
these liabilities.
Merely substantial chance of getting that protection,
with damages being discounted to account for that chance.