Tort in UK Law

  • Investors Compensation Scheme Ltd v West Bromwich Building Society
    • House of Lords
    • 19 Jun 1997,19 Jun 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 ......
  • 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 ......
  • Johnson v Gore Wood & Company (A Firm)
    • House of Lords
    • 14 Dec 2000,14 Dec 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 ......
  • Anns v Merton London Borough Council
    • House of Lords
    • 12 May 1977
    ......Section 2(1) of the Limitation Act 1939 bars any action in tort after the expiration of the six years (amended by the Law Reform (Limitation of Actions, etc.) Act 1954 to three years in actions for damages for ......
  • R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Doody ; R v Same, ex parte Pierson ; R v Same, ex parte Smart ; R v Same, ex parte Pegg
    • House of Lords
    • 24 Jun 1993,24 Jun 1993
  • Rookes v Barnard
    • House of Lords
    • 21 Jan 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 ......
  • Caparo Industries Plc v Dickman
    • House of Lords
    • 08 Feb 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 ......
  • Broome v Cassell & Company Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 23 Feb 1972
    ...... . 52 Salmon L.J. appears to have thought that the award should reflect the amount due by the most 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 ......
  • Three Rivers District Council v Governor and Company of the Bank of England (No. 3)
    • House of Lords
    • 22 Mar 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 ......
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