Morgan Cole to be sued by former client

Racehorse owner Ronald Popely first instructed Morgan Cole in 1997 when he asked it to sue another firm of solicitors, London-based Philip Ross & Co, for breach of contract and negligence over the planned sale of a hotel and golf club complex in Kent.
But Popely and five others now allege that Morgan Cole's application for summary judgment was inappropriate and that the firm did not communicate with lawyers acting for Philip Ross for over a year. Popely's High Court claim also states that Morgan Cole failed to warn them that it was possible for their action to be struck out in 1999.
Popely claims all chance of winning damages was lost when the original action was rejected and so is suing Morgan Cole for losses.
Morgan Cole was unavailable for comment.