AIC Ltd v ITS Testing Services (UK) Ltd (‘the Kriti Palm’): CA 28 Nov 2006

The defendant appealed a finding of deceit. Having issued its certificate as to the quality of a cargo of gasoline, it then failed to disclose to the party who had paid it to produce the certificate, information it had which cast doubt on the accuracy of te certificate.
Held: Dishonesty was the essence of the tort of deceit. Though it was possible to be fraudulent even by making an ambiguous statement, in such a case it was essental that the statement should be understood in the way intended and it should be a representation of fact, and be relied upon. In the circumstances of the case, the claimant could establish a cause of action in deliberate concealment but not in deceit.

Buxton LJ, Rix LJ, Sir Martin Nourse
[2006] EWCA Civ 1601, Times 21-Dec-2006, [2007] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 562, [2007] 1 All ER (Comm) 667
Limitation Act 1980 32(2)
England and Wales
Appeal fromAIC Ltd v ITS Testing Services (UK) Ltd ComC 7-Oct-2005
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CitedJones v Sherwood Computer Services Limited plc CA 1992
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CitedVeba Oil Supply and Trading Gmbh v Petrotrade Inc CA 6-Dec-2001
A dispute between parties to a contract was to be determined by an independent expert. It was claimed that his report was not binding on the parties, since he had departed from his instructions in a material way. In this context, what constituted a . .
CitedAssicurazioni Generali Spa v Arab Insurance Group (BSC) CA 13-Nov-2002
Rehearing/Review – Little Difference on Appeal
The appellant asked the Court to reverse a decision on the facts reached in the lower court.
Held: The appeal failed (Majority decision). The court’s approach should be the same whether the case was dealt with as a rehearing or as a review. . .

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Banker’s reference no guarantee
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CitedLindsay v O’Loughnane QBD 18-Mar-2010
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Updated: 31 October 2021; Ref: scu.246701