Tort in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Anns v Merton London Borough Council
    • House of Lords
    • 12 May 1977

    First one has to ask whether, as between the alleged wrongdoer and the person who has suffered damage there is a sufficient relationship of proximity or neighbourhood such that, in the reasonable contemplation of the former, carelessness on his part may be likely to cause damage to the latter—in which case a prima facie duty of care arises.

  • M'Alister or Donoghue (Pauper) v Stevenson
    • House of Lords
    • 26 May 1932

    You must take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions which you can reasonably foresee would be likely to injure your neighbour. The answer seems to be persons who are so closely and directly affected by my act that I ought reasonably to have them in contemplation as being so affected when I am directing my mind to the acts or omissions which are called in question.

  • Rookes v Barnard
    • House of Lords
    • 21 Ene 1964

    Where a Defendant with a cynical disregard for a Plaintiff's rights has calculated that the money to be made out of his wrong-doing will probably exceed the damages at risk, it is necessary for the law to show that it cannot be broken with impunity.

  • Hedley Byrne & Company Ltd v Heller & Partners Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 28 May 1963

    Furthermore, if in a sphere in which a person is so placed that others could reasonably rely upon his judgment or his skill or upon his ability to make careful inquiry, a person takes it upon himself to give information or advice to, or allows his information or advice to be passed on to, another person who, as he knows or should know, will place reliance upon it, then a duty of care will arise.

  • Three Rivers District Council v Governor and Company of the Bank of England (No. 3)
    • House of Lords
    • 22 Mar 2001

    The rationale of the tort is that in a legal system based on the rule of law executive or administrative power "may be exercised only for the public good" and not for ulterior and improper purposes: Jones v. Swansea City Council [1990] 1 W.L.R. 54, 85F, per Nourse L.J.; a decision reversed on the facts but not on the law by the House of Lords: [1990] 1 W.L.R. 1453, at 1458.

  • English v Emery Reimbold & Strick Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 30 Abr 2002

    It follows that, if the appellate process is to work satisfactorily, the judgment must enable the appellate court to understand why the Judge reached his decision. This does not mean that every factor which weighed with the Judge in his appraisal of the evidence has to be identified and explained. But the issues the resolution of which were vital to the Judge's conclusion should be identified and the manner in which he resolved them explained.

  • Kuwait Airways Corporation v Iraqi Airways Company (Nos 4 & 5)
    • House of Lords
    • 16 May 2002

    Conversion of goods can occur in so many different circumstances that framing a precise definition of universal application is well nigh impossible. First, the defendant's conduct was inconsistent with the rights of the owner (or other person entitled to possession). Third, the conduct was so extensive an encroachment on the rights of the owner as to exclude him from use and possession of the goods.

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Legislation
  • Law Reform (Married Women and Tort-feasors) Act 1935
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1935
  • Occupiers' Liability Act 1957
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1957
    ...... the operation in relation to the Crown of laws made by the Parliament of Northern Ireland for similar purposes or otherwise amending the law of tort, and for purposes connected therewith. B. e. it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and. with the advice and consent of the ......
  • Occupiers' Liability Act 1984
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1984
    ......Application to Crown.3 Application to Crown. Section 1 of this Act shall bind the Crown, but as regards. the Crown's liability in tort shall not bind the Crown further than. the Crown is made liable in tort by the  Crown Proceedings Act 1947.S-4. Short title, commencement and ......
  • Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1977
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