Crystal Palace FC (2000) Ltd v Dowie: QBD 14 Jun 2007

The parties had agreed a compromise on the leaving of the defendant as manager. The club now said that the agreement had been obtained by fraudulent misrepresentation. He had been released but had said he had not had contact with another London club when this was not true.
Held: The tort of deceit is committed where ‘a defendant makes a false representation, knowing it to be untrue, and intends that the claimant should act in reliance on it, then in so far as the claimant does act in reliance on it, and suffers loss, the defendant is liable for that loss.’ Some false representations had been made by Mr Dowie, but the compromise agreement was not rescinded.


Tugendhat J


[2007] EWHC 1392 (QB), [2007] IRLR 682




Misrepresentation Act 1967


England and Wales


MentionedCrystal Palace FC (2000) Ltd v Bruce 22-Nov-2001
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CitedAkerhielm v De Mare PC 1959
A company prospectus contained the following: ‘About a third of the capital has already been subscribed in Denmark.’ Though the directors believed this to be true, it was not true at the time the prospectus was issued.
Held: The statement was . .
CitedOccidental Worldwide Investment Corporation v Skibs A/S Avanti (The Siboen and Sibotre) 1976
The effect of a rescission of a compromise agreement settling the dispute may be to revive the original agreement. As to the liability of a principal for misrepresentations by his agent: ‘If one agent makes a fraudulent statement to another agent, . .
CitedHalpern and others v Halpern and Another (No 2) CA 3-Apr-2007
The parties had settled by compromise a dispute about the implementation of a will before the Beth Din. It was now said that the compromise agreement had been entered into under duress and was unenforceable. The defendant said that rescission could . .
CitedSpice Girls Limited v Aprilia World Service Bv CA 24-Jan-2002
When considering the statutory right to rescind for innocent misrepresentation, the representation should be interpreted to bear the meaning in which it would reasonably be understood by the claimant, the natural and ordinary meaning which would be . .
CitedIn re H and R (Minors) (Child Sexual Abuse: Standard of Proof) HL 14-Dec-1995
Evidence allowed – Care Application after Abuse
Children had made allegations of serious sexual abuse against their step-father. He was acquitted at trial, but the local authority went ahead with care proceedings. The parents appealed against a finding that a likely risk to the children had still . .
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Updated: 13 July 2022; Ref: scu.253481