Mutual Life and Citizens' Assurance Company Ltd v Evatt

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CourtPrivy Council
Judgment Date1970
Date1970
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126 cases
  • Spring (A.P.) v Guardian Assurance Plc and Others
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 7 July 1994
    ...the conclusion which I have expressed may be thought to be inconsistent with the decision of the Privy Council in Mutual Life and Citizens' Assurance Co. Ltd. v. Evatt [1971] A.C. 793. There a claim was made against a company for damages arising from negligent advice gratuitously supplied ......
  • Spring v Guardian Assurance Plc
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • Invalid date
  • Appleton Hall Ltd v T. Geddes Grant Distributors Ltd
    • Jamaica
    • Court of Appeal
    • 29 July 2011
    ...in any contact with TMF but for the intervention of Mr Ashley. 32 [20] Mr Braham pointed out that the Privy Council in Mutual Life and Citizens' Assurance Co Ltd v Evatt [1971] AC 793 had narrowed the scope for finding or establishing a duty in cases of negligent misstatement. In that case,......
  • Kestrel Holdings Pty Ltd v Apf Properties Pty Ltd
    • Australia
    • Full Federal Court (Australia)
    • Invalid date
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5 books & journal articles
  • The Development of the High Court's Willingness to Overrule Common Law Precedent
    • United Kingdom
    • Federal Law Review Nbr. 45-2, June 2017
    • 1 June 2017
    ...in Australia (Allen & Unwin, 1995) 178. 68 (1968) 122 CLR 556. 69 Ibid 563. 70 See Mutual Life and Citizens’ Assurance Co v Evatt (1970) 122 CLR 628 (PC). 71 (1974) 129 CLR 576 (PC). 72 Geelong Harbour Trust Commissioners v Gibbs Bright & Co (1970) 122 CLR 504. 73 Townsville Harbour......
  • The use and Enforcement of Soft Law by Australian Public Authorities
    • United Kingdom
    • Federal Law Review Nbr. 42-1, March 2014
    • 1 March 2014
    ...decision of the High Court was overturned by a bare majority in the Privy Council: Mutual Life & Citizens' Assurance Co Ltd v Evatt (1970) 122 CLR 628, ('MLC v Evatt (PC)'). The High Court was no longer bound by the Pri vy Council's decision when it later heard L Shaddock & Associat......
  • A Century of Judicial Style: Changing Patterns in Judgment Writing on the High Court 1903–2001
    • United Kingdom
    • Federal Law Review Nbr. 32-2, June 2004
    • 1 June 2004
    ...of the High Court in declaring and advancing the common law of Australia. The decision was overruled by a majority of the Privy Council: [1971] AC 793. 33 Kirby, 'A F Mason – From Trigwell to Teoh', above n 20, 1095–6. See also Jackson, 'The Role of the Chief Justice', above n 15. 34 Sir An......
  • FAULT LIABILITY IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH PUBLIC LAW
    • United Kingdom
    • The Modern Law Review Nbr. 39-5, September 1976
    • 1 September 1976
    ...Harris v. Uirkenhead Corpn. [ 19751 1 W.L.R. 379. 53 Evereff V. Grififhs, Low V. Bouverie (abovc); Mufual Lije Assurance Co. v. Evaft [1971] A.C. 793; though on this point see now Esso Petroleum Co. v. Mardm [1976] 2 W.L.R. 583,601, per Ormrod L.J. 54 I19573 2 All E.R. 330; see also Lanham,......
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