Arkwright v Newbold: CA 1881

Cotton LJ discussed the tort of deceit and said: ‘In my opinion, it would not be right in an action of deceit to give a plaintiff relief on the ground that a particular statement, according to the construction put on it by the court, is false, when the plaintiff does not venture to swear that he understood the statement in the sense which the court puts on it.’
References: (1881) 17 ChD 301
Judges: Cotton LJ
Jurisdiction: England and Wales
This case is cited by:

  • Cited – Smith New Court Securities Ltd v Scrimgeour Vickers HL 21-Nov-1996
    The defendant had made misrepresentations, inducing the claimant to enter into share transactions which he would not otherwise have entered into, and which lost money.
    Held: A deceitful wrongdoer is properly liable for all actual damage . .
    (Gazette 13-Dec-96, Times 22-Nov-96, , , [1996] UKHL 3, [1997] AC 254, [1996] 4 All ER 769, [1996] 3 WLR 1051)
  • Cited – Walsh v Staines and others ChD 26-Jul-2007
    The defendants applied to strike out a claim based on an allegation of a fraudulent deceit and conspiracy in earlier proceedings between the parties. It was said that the defendant solicitors had represented that their client had funds to support an . .
    (, [2007] EWHC 1814 (Ch))
  • Cited – Hayward v Zurich Insurance Company Plc CA 31-Mar-2015
    The claimant sought damages alleging his back had been injured at work. The insurers accepted liability but said that the claimant had exaggerated the extent of his injury. The claim was settled, but later a neighbour of the claimants said that the . .
    (, [2015] EWCA Civ 327)
  • Cited – Hayward v Zurich Insurance Company Plc SC 27-Jul-2016
    The claimant had won a personal injury case and the matter had been settled with a substantial payout by the appellant insurance company. The company now said that the claimant had grossly exaggerated his injury, and indeed wasfiully recovered at . .
    ([2016] 3 WLR 637, , [2016] UKSC 48, , [2016] 4 All ER 628, [2016] 2 All ER (Comm) 755, [2016] WLR(D) 423, [2017] AC 142, , UKSC 2015/0099, , , , , )

These lists may be incomplete.
Last Update: 27 November 2020; Ref: scu.191185