Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 389 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2003] EWCA Civ 1446
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss P, Clarke and Sedley LJJ

Representation Ali Malek QC and David Quest (instructed by Richards Butler) for the claimants.
  Michael Bloch QC and Tiffany Scott (instructed by Clyde & Co) for the fourth defendant.
  Geraldine Andrews QC and Zoe O'Sullivan (instructed by Ashurst Morris Crisp) for the fifth defendant.
Judgment Dates: 23 October 2003


Negligence - Duty to take care - Existence of duty - Inspection company - Inspection company issuing inspection certificate by reference to bill of lading - Bill of lading false - No goods delivered to buyer - Buyer's bank remitting payment and debiting buyer's account - Judge finding inspection company negligent - Judge finding negligence causative of buyer's loss - Correctness of decision.

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