Tort in UK Law

  • Investors Compensation Scheme Ltd v West Bromwich Building Society
    • House of Lords
    • 19 June 1997
    ... ... of the circumstances giving rise to the Claim or otherwise relating to the Claim whether such claims shall arise in debt, breach of contract, tort, breach of trust or in any other manner whatsoever (and including all sums to which I/we may become entitled under sections 6 and 61 of the Financial ... ...
  • M'Alister or Donoghue (Pauper) v Stevenson
    • House of Lords
    • 26 May 1932
    ... ... 5 Before examining the merits two comments are desirable - ... 6 (1) That the Appellant's case rests solely on the ground of a tort based not on fraud but on negligence; and ... 7 (2) that throughout the appeal the case has been argued on the basis, undisputed by the Second ... ...
  • Hedley Byrne & Company Ltd v Heller & Partners Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 28 May 1963
    ... ... in Old Gates Estates, Ltd. v. Toplis & Harding & Russell [1939] 3 All E.R. 209 that he was precluded from awarding damages in tort for a negligent valuation made by a firm of valuers which knew it was to be used by the plaintiffs since the doctrine of Donoghue v. Stevenson was ... ...
  • W.H. Newson Holding Ltd and Others v Imi Plc and Another (First and Second Defendants/Part 20 Claimants/Respondents) Delta Ltd (Formerly Delta Plc) and Another (Part 20 Defendants/Appellants)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 27 July 2016
    ... ... estate or dependants) is entitled to recover compensation from him in respect of that damage (whatever the legal basis of his liability, whether tort, breach of contract, breach of trust or otherwise).' The Law Commission Report and the authorities on section 1(4) ... ...
  • Caparo Industries Plc v Dickman
    • House of Lords
    • 08 February 1990
    ... ... on negligently prepared accounts, whether by selling or retaining his shares or by purchasing additional shares, was entitled to recover in tort. From that decision the appellants now appeal to your Lordships' House with the leave of the Court of Appeal, and the respondents cross-appeal ... ...
  • Three Rivers District Council v Governor and Company of the Bank of England (No. 3)
    • House of Lords
    • 22 March 2001
    ... ... This is a detailed and complicated pleading. It runs to 133 pages. In outline there are two alleged causes of action. The first is based on the tort of misfeasance in public office. The plaintiffs allege that named senior officials of the Banking Supervision Department of the Bank, but not two ... ...
  • Malik and Mahmud v Bank of Credit and Commerce International SA
    • House of Lords
    • 12 June 1997
    ... ... The liquidators submitted that injury to reputation is protected by the law of defamation. The boundaries set by the tort of defamation are not to be side-stepped by allowing a claim in contract that would not succeed in defamation: see Lonrho Plc v. Fayed (No. 5) ... ...
  • Rookes v Barnard
    • House of Lords
    • 21 January 1964
    ... ... The Appellant has no remedy against B.O.A.C. They neither broke their contract with him nor committed any tort against him. In this action the Appellant seeks a remedy against two members and an official of the Union on the ground that they wrongfully induced ... ...
  • Johnson v Gore Wood & Company (A Firm)
    • House of Lords
    • 14 December 2000
    ... ... he had retained GW to advise and act for him personally as well as for WWH, the firm owed him as well as WWH a duty of care in contract and tort in relation to the exercise of the option, the advice which Mr. Johnson contends was given to him personally as well as to WWH concerning the ... ...
  • Broome v Cassell & Company Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 23 February 1972
    ... ... guilty of the tortfeasors and he said: — "It is well settled that where there are several defendants who have all committed a joint tort, there can be only one award of one sum of damages against all of them: Greenlands Ltd. v. Wilmshurst & London Assn. for Protection of Trade ... ...
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