A L Underwood Ltd v Bank of Liverpool and Martins: CA 1924

Scrutton LJ considered the concept of exceptional circumstances in a banking context: ‘If banks, for fear of offending their customers will not make inquiries into unusual circumstances, they must take with the benefit of not annoying their customer the risk of liability because they do not inquire.’


Scrutton LJ


[1924] 1 KB 775


England and Wales

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CitedArchitects of Wine Ltd v Barclays Bank Plc CA 20-Mar-2007
The bank appealed summary judgement against it for conversion of cheques. The cheques had been obtained by a fraud.
Held: The court considered the question of neglience under section 4: ‘The section 4 qualified duty does not require an . .
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Updated: 28 July 2022; Ref: scu.250552