Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2004] All ER (D) 344 (Feb)
Neutral Citation: [2004] EWCA Civ 130
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Ward, Mummery and Rix LJJ

Representation 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.
Judgment Dates: 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.

The Case

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.

Practice Areas

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