Hedley Byrne v Heller – Opening Pandora’s Box?

Event date
2 December 2021
Event time
13:00 - 14:00
Oxford week
MT 8
Faculty Members
Live Online Seminar (Teams)
Luca Kaller, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Hedley Byrne v Heller was a landmark decision that continues today to shape tortious liability. But where did their Lordships’ use of “assumption of responsibility” come from? When does one “assume responsibility”? And how did “assumption of responsibility”  find its way from cases concerned with pure economic loss for negligent misstatements into the wide variety of cases we see today? In a contested and muddled state of affairs, this talk will trace the legal developments pre- and post-Hedley Byrne and aim to shed some light on these questions. 


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IECL Lunchtime Seminar Series
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