Volume 30 (2009)

Volume 30 (2009) / Issue 10

Stuart Paterson, Anna FitzHerbert, John Corrie, 'Deceit: Welcome Developments for Victims of Fraud?' (2009) 30 Business Law Review, Issue 10, pp. 212–216


The tort of deceit was recently considered by the Court of Appeal in the long-running case of Dadourian Group International Inc v. Simms, which resulted in a unanimous judgment upholding the lower court’s findings of deceit. This and other recent cases perhaps indicate an increased judicial willingness to recognise that deceit has occurred and to assist victims. This article outlines the ingredients for a successful claim in deceit before giving an overview of the case, including looking at the standard of proof and quality of evidence, before commenting on the potential impact of Dadourian.

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