A High Court action brought by the owner of the Britannia chain of hotels against his former solicitors, Beachcroft LLP, alleging professional negligence against the firm, has been dismissed, following a three week trial in the Chancery Division.  It was alleged that Beachcroft were negligent in the preparation of an earlier professional negligence action which the claimant had brought against his former accountants, and also in advising him to settle the case at what was said to be an undervalue.  However, the Judge, Mr Justice Roth, rejected those complaints, and dismissed the claim.  Beachcroft were represented by Stephen Moriarty QC and Derrick Dale QC.  For press coverage of the case, see The Lawyer and Legal Week.