The Law of Misstatements

50 Years on from Hedley Byrne v Heller

Edited by: Kit Barker, Ross Grantham, Warren Swain

Now available in paperback! 2013 was the 50th anniversary of the House of Lords' landmark decision in Hedley Byrne v Heller. This international collection of essays brings together leading experts from five of the most important jurisdictions in which the case has been received (the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia) to reappraise its implications from a number of complementary perspectives: historical, theoretical, conceptual, doctrinal, and comparative. The book explores modern developments in the law of misstatement in each of the jurisdictions; it examines the case's profound effects on the conceptual apparatus of the law of negligence more generally; it explores the intersections between misstatement liabilities in contract, tort, equity, and under statutory consumer protection provisions; and it critically assesses the ways in which advisor liabilities have come to be limited and distributed under systems of 'joint and several' and 'proportionate' liability respectively. Inspired by Hedley Byrne, the purpose of this collection is to reflect on the case's echoes, effects and analogues throughout private law, and to provide a platform for thinking about the ways in which liabilities for misstatement and pure economic loss should be modeled in the modern day. (Series: Hart Studies in Private Law, Vol. 14) [Subject: Contract Law, Tort Law, Equity & Trusts, Private Law]


Publication Date: 11/30/2017
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781509917679

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