Finnegan v Allen

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtCourt of Appeal
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14 cases
  • Arenson v Arenson
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 22 February 1973
    ...D. 148; Chambers v. Goldthorpe (1901) 1 Q. B. 624. The next a valuer, Boynton v. Richardson (1924) W. N. 262. The last an accountant. Finnegan v. Allen (1943) K. B. 425. 33 The Judge felt impelled by those cases to strike out theclaim against the auditors. He said that "short of fraud" they......
  • Jones v Sherwood Computer Services Plc
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 7 December 1989
    ...and 1976. The reason for that was that in 1954 there was an established line of authority, from Pappa v. Rose [1871] L.R. 7 CP 32 to Finnegan v. Allen [1943] KB 425 to the effect that a valuer who had given a certificate as an expert was not liable to an action unless he was dishonest, but ......
  • Sutcliffe v Thackrah
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 12 February 1974
    ...just as in same circumstances an architect may be. It must depend upon the contract or arrangement which is made. The case of Finnegan v. Allen [1943] K.B. 425 was somewhat special. Finnegan agreed to sell some shares to Gleeson. They agreed to have the shares valued by Allen whose decision......
  • Saif Ali v Sydney Mitchell & Company
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 2 November 1978
    ...however negligently he may have conducted his valuation, he was immune from being sued either by A. or B. in respect of his negligence: Finnegan v. Allen [1943] K.B. 425. That supposed immunity accorded to accountants was swept away by the unanimous decision of your Lordships' House in Are......
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