Distillers Company (Biochemicals) Ltd v Thompson

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CourtPrivy Council
Judgment Date1971
Date1971
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143 cases
  • Multinational Gas and Petrochemical Company v Multinational Gas and Petrochemical Services Ltd
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 16 February 1983
    ...(by which was meant prepare) financial estimates and forecasts which were inadequate. Following what Lord Pearson said in Distillers Co. (Biochemicals) Ltd. v. Thompson [1971] A.C. 458 at page 468 I look back over the series of events alleged to constitute the tort and ask myself the quest......
  • Base Metal Trading Ltd v Shamurin
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division (Commercial Court)
    • 22 October 2003
    ...being intended to be acted upon in that forum and likely to cause damage there to those who in consequence place reliance on it. In Distillers Co. v. Thompson [1971] AC 458 an English company, Distillers, manufactured in England a sedative and sleep-inducing drug the principal ingredient of......
  • Agar v Hyde; Agar v Worsley
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 3 August 2000
    ...(a) and (d) of Pt 10 r 1A(1). Differences in wording between them are immaterial in the circumstances of this case. 111 InDistillers Co (Biochemicals) Ltd v Thompson70 the Privy Council advisedthat in deciding where the tort occurred it is appropriate ‘to look back over the series of events......
  • Agar v Hyde; Agar v Worsley
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 3 August 2000
    ...(a) and (d) of Pt 10 r 1A(1). Differences in wording between them are immaterial in the circumstances of this case. 111 InDistillers Co (Biochemicals) Ltd v Thompson70 the Privy Council advisedthat in deciding where the tort occurred it is appropriate ‘to look back over the series of events......
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11 books & journal articles
  • Jurisdictional Rule "x" in the Conflict of Laws: Challenges of Policy and Security in Internet Torts With Business Implications
    • United States
    • University of Georgia School of Law Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law No. 51-2, 2023
    • Invalid date
    ...matters. Distillers itself was decided long before the Internet was established. Distillers Co. (Biochemicals) Ltd. v. Thompson [1971] AC 458 (Eng.). Developing countries, searching for sustainable technology-compatible solutions, need to carefully consider such nuances.390. This will help ......
  • Choice of Law in Tort—Blending in with the Landscape of the Conflict of Laws?
    • United Kingdom
    • The Modern Law Review No. 61-1, January 1998
    • 1 January 1998
    ...to serve out. Thecase for rejection of the dictum in The Albaforth46is stronger than ever.41 [1986] AC 71.42 A. Briggs, n 1 above, 524.43 [1971] AC 458.44 [1980] 1 WLR 1248.45 s 12, n 73 below.46 Text to n 40 above.January 1998] Choice of Law in TortThe Modern Law Review Limited 1998 Even w......
  • Edwards v Blomeley; Harriton v Stephens; Waller v James: wrongful life actions in Australia.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 26 No. 3, December 2002
    • 1 December 2002
    ...(Clarke JA). (16) [2002] NSWSC 460 (Unreported, Studdert J, 12 June 2002) [63]. (17) See, eg, Distillers Co (Biochemicals) Ltd v Thompson [1971] AC 458. (18) [1982] QB 1166, 1178 (Stephenson (19) Harriton [2002] NSWSC 461 (Unreported, Studdert J, 12 June 2002) [15]. (20) See, eg, Bennett v ......
  • Fog in the Gateway: Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings Inc
    • United Kingdom
    • The Modern Law Review No. 82-2, March 2019
    • 1 March 2019
    ...followed in CordovaLandCo Ltd vVictor Bros Inc [1966] 1 WLR 793 (QB). See further, Collins, ‘Some Aspects of ServiceOut’ n 5 above.14 [1971] AC 458 (PC).15 ibid, 467F-468E.16 [1979] 1 QB 333 (CA), 346E-F; see also ibid, 448F-450F per Stephenson LJ.378 C2019 The Author. The Modern Law Revie......
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