Tort of Deceit in UK Law

  • Insurance Fraud and the Role of the Civil Law
    • No. 80-3, May 2017
    • The Modern Law Review
    Two UK Supreme Court decisions have considered insurance fraud. The first, Versloot Dredging BV v HDI‐Gerling Industries Versicherung (The DC Merwestone), concerned the use of a fraudulent device b...
    ... ... to settle a claim, is entitled to set aside the settlement under the tort of deceit where it subsequently discovers proof that it was in fact ... ...
  • Measures in Misrepresentation: Recent Steps in Awarding Damages
    • No. 55-5, September 1992
    • The Modern Law Review
    ... ... only allowed damages for fraudulent misrepresentation in the tort of deceit'; the only remedy for innocent or negligent ... ...
    • No. 10-1, January 1947
    • The Modern Law Review
    ... ... A dilemma arises frequently in the United States in tort actions against Government officers. On the one hand it must ... ) an action for breach will lie as for the tort of deceit; (c) damages for mental injury to be limited by ... ...
  • Armitage v Nurse & Others
    • No. 5-3, March 1997
    • Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance
    • 272-275
    The Appellant in this case, referred to throughout the Court of Appeal's judgment as ‘Paula’, was the principal beneficiary under a settlement which contained a trustee exemption clause in the foll...
    ... ... "actual fraud" in Clause 15 is not used to describe the common law tort of deceit. As the Judge appre-ciated it simply means dishonesty. I accept ... ...
  • Lies, Collateral Lies and Insurance Claims: The Changing Landscape in Insurance Law
    • No. , May 2018
    • Edinburgh Law Review
    • 237-265
    ... ... 7 A similar stance has been taken in English cases on the tort of deceit. 8 ... Of course, one can justifiably say that insurance ... ...
  • Remoteness Criteria in Equity
    • No. 65-4, July 2002
    • The Modern Law Review
    ... ... not contained by the rules of remoteness and causation that apply in tort or contract, thereby inviting the development of tailored equitable rules ... 10 Foreseeability does not, however, contain liability for deceit nor is there authority that it contains liability for any of the other ... ...
  • A Smorgasbord of Principles—De Facto Spouses and the Matrimonial Home
    • No. 11-3, September 1980
    • Federal Law Review
    ... ... implied contract;B proprietary estoppel;" quasi-contract;5 the tort of deceit;6 implied partnership? and unjust enrichment. s No doubt ... ...
    • No. 48-4, July 1985
    • The Modern Law Review
    ... ... deceit and any economic tort), both the facts and the law are complex. The elements in the tort or delict may be ... ...
  • First Catch Your Defendant—Limitation and the Unknown Tortfeasor
    • No. 29-4, July 1966
    • The Modern Law Review
    ... ... as part of the cause of action, e.g., in the tort of deceit.’ It does not include claims in respect of such ... ...
  • Financial abuse of older people
    • No. 2-1, February 2000
    • The Journal of Adult Protection
    • 21-29
    Financial abuse is widely recognised to be an important but under‐reported risk area for vulnerable adults, especially elderly people. This paper provides an introduction to relevant issues, indica...
    ... ... Bundy[1975] QB 326; Re Craig deceased [1971]Ch. 95) ■if the tort of deceit is established, theplaintiff may be entitled to ... ...
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