Yuen Kun Yeu v Attorney General of Hong Kong

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CourtPrivy Council
Judgment Date1987
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  • Schubert Murphy (A Firm) v Law Society of England and Wales
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 25 August 2017
    ...summary judgment for the Law Society. He considered that the decision of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Yuen Kun Yeu v Attorney-General of Hong Kong [1988] AC 175 is of limited assistance to the Law Society because (see [11]) it does not establish that in no circumstances ca......
  • Banque Financiere de la Cite S.A. (formerly Banque Keyser Ullmann S.A.) v Westgate Insurance Company Ltd (formerly Hodge General & Mercantile Company Ltd); Banque Keyser Ullmann S.A. v Skandia (U.K.) Insurance Company Ltd
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 28 July 1988
    ...operates, he said, at the second stage of Lord Wilberforce's two stage approach. But in the light of Lord Keith's opinion in Yuen Kun Yue v. A.G of Hong Kong [1988] A.C 175, it may be more correct to regard the control mechanism as operating at the first stage of the two-stage approach. Lor......
  • Norwich City Council v Harvey
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 21 December 1988
    ...to the plaintiffs and it would be contrary to the fitness of things to hold them to be under any such duty." 17 In Yuen Kum Yeu v. Attorney General of Hong Kong [1988] 1 A.C.175, the question arose whether the Commissioner of Deposit-Taking Companies owed any duty to persons who deposi......
  • Clarke v Bruce Lance & Company
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 30 October 1987
    ...reasonable that it should be so." 18 The most recent case in this line of authority, the decision of the Privy Council in Yuen Kun Yeu v. A-G of Hong Kong [1987] 2 A.E.R. 705 confirms this approach: whether in the particular circumstances of the case there exist between the parties suc......
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6 books & journal articles
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal Nbr. 2008, December 2008
    • 1 December 2008
    ...v Heyman(1985) 60 ALR 1; Leigh and Sillavan Ltd v Aliakmon Shipping Co Ltd[1986] AC 785 and Yuen Kun Yeu v Attorney-General of Hong Kong[1988] AC 175. 46 Murphy v Brentwood District Council [1991] 1 AC 398. 47 [1990] 2 AC 605 (“Caparo”). 48 Caparo Industries plc v Dickman [1990] 2 AC 605 at......
  • Waiting for Enron: The Unstable Equilibrium of Auditor Independence Regulation
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Law and Society Nbr. 33-3, September 2006
    • 1 September 2006
    ...aware that a particular third party would be provided with thefinancial information).62 Yuen Kun Yeu v. Attorney-General of Hong Kong [1988] A.C. 175.63 [1990] 2 A.C. 605.64 Bingham LJ did, however, hold out the possibility that `time and experience mayshow such an extension to be desirable......
  • Current Developments in the BCCI Affair
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Financial Crime Nbr. 3-2, March 1995
    • 1 March 1995
    ...v Arthur Young (a firm) (Bank of England, third party) [1987] 2 All ER 105; Yuen Kun-yeu and Others v Attorney General of Hong Kong [1987] 2 All ER 705; Davis v Radcliffe [1990] 2 All ER 536. For an analysis of the latter two cases see Whincup, M. (1994) 'Liability of Regulatory Agencies', ......
  • Watson v British Boxing Board of Control: Negligent Rule‐Making in the Court of Appeal
    • United Kingdom
    • The Modern Law Review Nbr. 65-1, January 2002
    • 1 January 2002
    ...connection between thedefendant and the harm suffered by the claimant. The issue of control is concerned31 ibid 1281E.32 n 8 above.33 [1988] AC 175, 195–197.34 Pyrenees Shire Council vDay (1998) 192 CLR 330; Crimmins vStevedoring Industry FinanceCommittee (1999) 200 CLR 1; Agar vHyde [2000]......
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