Arbuthnott v Feltrim; Deeny v Gooda Walker; Henderson v Merrett: CA 14 Dec 1993

Underwriters owe a professional duty of care to Lloyds names in underwriting, even though they were acting as agents.


Times 30-Dec-1993, Independent 14-Dec-1993


England and Wales


Appeal fromArbuthnot and Others v Feltrim and Others; Deeny and Others v Gooda Walker Ltd and Others QBD 12-Oct-1993
Lloyds’ names sought damages from their underwriting agents for negligence. The court had to decide as a preliminary issue whether any duty of care arose to the names.
Held: Until 1990, names signed an agreement with a member’s agent who in . .

Cited by:

Appeal fromHenderson v Merrett Syndicates Ltd HL 25-Jul-1994
Lloyds Agents Owe Care Duty to Member; no Contract
Managing agents conducted the financial affairs of the Lloyds Names belonging to the syndicates under their charge. It was alleged that they managed these affairs with a lack of due careleading to enormous losses.
Held: The assumption of . .
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Agency, Professional Negligence

Updated: 26 October 2022; Ref: scu.77859