Corporate Social Responsibility in UK Law

  • Dubai Aluminium Company Ltd v Salaam
    • House of Lords
    • 05 December 2002
    ...... liability is concerned with the responsibility of the firm to other persons for wrongful acts ... distribution device based on grounds of social and economic policy. Its rationale limits the ... that he caused his firm to manage the corporate vehicles through which the proceeds of the fraud ......
  • Pitt and Another v Holt and Another Futter and Another v Futter and Others
    • Supreme Court
    • 09 May 2013
    ...... company secretary and a director of the corporate trustee) shows that he was concerned to ..., mainly because it had to take responsibility for Mr Ward-Thompson, who (para 27) "has declined ... that artificial tax avoidance is a social evil which puts an unfair burden on the shoulders ......
  • ARBUTHNOTT and Others v FAGAN and FELTRIM UNDERWRITING AGENCIES Ltd and Others and Two Other Actions (1st Appeal) ARBUTHNOTT and Others v FAGAN and FELTRIM UNDERWRITING AGENCIES Ltd and Others and Two
    • House of Lords
    • 25 July 1994
    ...... depends the nature of the legal responsibility which rested upon underwriting agents towards the ... greater care in distinguishing between social and professional relationships and between those ... or employ any person, firm or body corporate to carry on or manage the underwriting business ......
  • Lister and Others v Hesley Hall Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 03 May 2001
    ...... a special school, charged with the responsibility of caring for a handicapped teenager on a foreign ... conflicting policies: on the one end, the social interest in furnishing an innocent tort victim ......
  • Johnson v Gore Wood & Company (A Firm)
    • House of Lords
    • 14 December 2000
    ......For all practical purposes WWH was the corporate embodiment of Mr. Johnson. . . 4 Acting ... it would include the elementary responsibility of exercising efficiently the company's option to ... he was reduced to subsistence on social security benefit. He also alleges deterioration ......
  • Stone and Rolls Ltd ((in Liquidation)) v Moore Stephens (A Firm)
    • House of Lords
    • 30 July 2009
    ...... direct or indirect benefits on the corporate vehicle, which was used to commit the fraud and ... by the respondent on the Department of Social Services. The respondent claimed that, as the ... at fault and thus where his responsibility for wrongdoing was primary rather than vicarious: ......
  • Reynolds v Times Newspapers Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 28 October 1999
    ...... has an interest or a duty, legal, social, or moral, to make it to the person to whom it is ... the Human Rights Act 1998, which will corporate the Convention into our legal order, is on the ... aimed at ensuring journalistic responsibility. . 151 But the common law ......
  • National Westminster Bank Plc v Spectrum Plus Ltd and Others
    • House of Lords
    • 30 June 2005
    ...... judges have been charged with the responsibility of keeping this law abreast of current social ... Yet Again, (2004) 1 International Corporate Rescue, 175, 182. One is to prevent all dealings ......
  • Derbyshire County Council v Times Newspapers Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 18 February 1993
    ...... of 17 September were headed 'Revealed: Socialist tycoons's deals with a Labour chief' and 'Bizarre ... in the way of its discharge of its responsibility for the investment and control of the ... was no pressing social need that a corporate public authority should have the right to sue in ......
  • Johnson v Gore Wood & Company (A Firm)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 12 November 1998
    ...... in tatters and his income reduced to Social Security benefits. It is on any view of the ... there has been "an assumption of responsibility," then we would conclude that it is arguable that ... by counsel in respect of the concept of corporate personality and limited liability. The loss ......
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