Fraudulent Misrepresentation in UK Law

  • Houldsworth v. City of Glasgow Bank
    • Núm. 19-1, Enero 1956
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... induced to subscribe for shares on the faith of a fraudulent statement in a company prospectus cannot sue the company for ... the company for damages for the fraudulent misrepresentation inducing the share subscription, when it is too 1 (1950) 18 ......
  • Measures in Misrepresentation: Recent Steps in Awarding Damages
    • Núm. 55-5, Septiembre 1992
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... As is well known, at common law the courts had only allowed damages for fraudulent misrepresentation in the tort of deceit'; the only remedy for innocent or negligent misrepresentation was rescission of the contract, ......
  • Authorised Acts and Appropriation
    • Núm. 55-2, Marzo 1992
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... in the present case was voidable because of the fraudulent misrepresentation. Property acquired under a voidable contract was ......
  • Navigating trans‐atlantic deals: warranties, disclosure and material adverse change
    • Núm. 15-4, Noviembre 2007
    • Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance
    • 472-481
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore certain remaining differences in the underlying legal considerations and the differing customs and practices of US and UK mergers and acquisitions i...
    ...... for damages or seekingrescission ab initio under the Misrepresentation Act 1967. Accordingly, a seller willseek to exclude tortious remedies and ...New York courts may barboth fraudulent and non-fraudulent misrepresentation claims where the contractcontains a ......
  • The Aggravated Vehicle-Taking Act 1992
    • Núm. 57-2, Mayo 1993
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The
    ...... purposes or where the 'consent' was obtained by a fraudulent misrepresentation as to purpose. The case law appears to support ......
  • The Liability Of Infants In Fraud And Restitution
    • Núm. 22-3, Mayo 1959
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... In fact, however, equitable relief against fraudulent infants has been just as frequently invoked in actions brought ... view that there must be an express fraudulent misrepresentation that an infant is of age, to constitute fraud. But ......
  • Fraud—The Latest Law Commission Proposals
    • Núm. 67-2, Abril 2003
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The
    This article examines the latest Law Commission proposals for replacing conspiracy to defraud with statutory offences. The Report proposes a general offence of fraud which can be committed three wa...
    ...... as a prosecutor's resource in counter- acting new forms of fraudulent activity. It is an offence of startling breadth; essentially any ... unequivocal welcome can be given to the fraudulent misrepresentation version of the general fraud offence and also to the offence of ......
  • A Bit of an Ending: The Bre‐X Litigation, Class Actions and the Liability of Professionals
    • Núm. 7-4, Febrero 2000
    • Journal of Financial Crime
    • 345-347
    The notion of suing professionals — lawyers, brokers, accountants — appears to make good financial sense. It seems fiscally sensible because, while an offender may melt into the night, take up resi...
    ......Two other claims, fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation, failed to satisfy the second.5 Journal of ......
  • Negligent Valuations and a Drop in the Property Market: the Limits of the Expectation Loss Principle
    • Núm. 61-1, Enero 1998
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... with the defendant, as for example under section 2(1) Misrepresentation Act 1967. 11 Duties in relation to information on which others rely to ... v Gibson [1991] 2 AC 223); what losses are recoverable for fraudulent misrepresentation by a vendor concerning the prospects of a business ( ......
  • What is a ‘Normal’ Family? C v C (A Minor) (Custody: Appeal)
    • Núm. 55-2, Marzo 1992
    • The Modern Law Review
    ......(as is perhaps arguable) that in Kuur there was no fraudulent misrepresentation.22 This would surely have been a unilateral ......
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