Oil Storage Co. Drops $3.7M Negligence Claim Against HFW

By Joel Poultney (May 11, 2022, 4:57 PM BST) -- An oil storage company has agreed to drop its negligence claim against Holman Fenwick Willan LLP over allegedly incorrect advice the law firm gave in a failed construction deal.

Judge Timothy Bowles said at the High Court that Oiltanking GmbH and HFW had both consented to the dismissal. Judge Bowles made no order for costs in his decision on April 27, which has now been made public.

The judge did not explain why the case was dismissed.

Representatives for both parties declined to comment on the order on Wednesday.

Oiltanking GmbH told the High Court in June that its lawyers at HFW gave...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!