||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 344 (Feb)
|| EWCA Civ 130
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Ward, Mummery and Rix LJJ
||Gavin Millar QC and Anthony Hudson (instructed by Russell, Jones & Walker) for the claimant.
||Timothy Pitt-Payne (instructed by the Metropolitan Police Legal Services Department) for the defendant.
||20 February 2004
Negligence - Duty of care - Pure economic loss - Negligent omission to give advice - Relationship akin to employment - Assumption of duty to give advice.
A negligent omission to give advice even where the parties were in a relation of employer and employee or in a situation akin to employment or equivalent would not prevent an action for pure economics loss from succeeding.
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