Agouman v Leigh Day 16/6/16 (QB)

A claim of professional negligence succeeded against Leigh Day following the £30 million settlement in the Trafigura case. The allegations did not concern legal advice or the conduct of litigation, but an assessment of the political and other risks to which the settlement was vulnerable. It was held the settlement money should not have been deposited in a bank in the Ivory Coast because of the risk of a dishonest claim.