TJG claiming computer win

Taylor Joynson Garrett is claiming success in forcing management consultant Baker Tilly to pay £575,000 compensation to a client over alleged negligent advice in selecting a computer supplier.

TJG's client, Lancashire-based textile company Hamilton McBride & Co, sought Baker Tilly's advice on the tendering process for procuring a computer system.

But the company alleges that it ended up with a system that was not appropriate for its needs and more expensive than necessary.

Shortly before a three-week trial in the High Court was due to begin, Baker Tilly agreed to pay £850,000 which included around £275,000 in legal costs, although it made no admission of liability.