Hargreaves v Bretherton

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtQueen's Bench Division
Date1958
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44 cases
  • Roy v Prior
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 7 July 1970
    ...been committed but a civil action for damages in respect of the words spoken will not lie (see the judgment of Lord Goddard C.J. in Hargreaves v. Bretherton [1959] 1 Q.B. 45). Nor is this rule to be circumvented by alleging a conspiracy between witnesses to make false statements (see Marrin......
  • Marrinan v Vibart
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal
    • 25 July 1962
    ...in despair" - words which in my view are appropriate to this attempt in 1962. 19 Yet another attempt was made quite recently, in Hargreaves v. Bretherton and. Another (reported in 1959 1 Queen's Bench at page 45), where an action was brought claiming damages against the defendants for "fals......
  • Roy v Prior
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 15 July 1969
    ...as a result an innocent person is imprisoned, nevertheless no action lies against that witness. (See ( Hargreaves v. Bretherton and anr. 1959 1 Q.B. 45), and Rondel v. Worsley (1969 1 A.C.) at pages 251 and 252 by Lord Morris of Borth-y-Gest, and at page 269 by Lord Pearce. The reason lies ......
  • McMullen v Clancy (No 2)
    • Ireland
    • Supreme Court
    • 15 March 2005
    ...ART 3.1 CODE OF CONDUCT OF BAR OF IRELAND ART 3.4 HODGINSON v SIMMS 1994 3 RCS 377 WATSON v MCEWAN 1905 AC 480 HARGREAVES v BRETHERTON 1959 1 QB 45 1958 3 AER 122 MARRINAN v VIBART 1962 3 AER 380 CABASSI v VILA 1940 64 CLR 130 HALL v SIMONS 2000 3 AER 673 RONDEL v WORSLEY 1969 1 AC 191 MURP......
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