De La Bere v Pearson Ltd: 1908

The defendant newspaper offered that its editor would give financial advice to readers who cared to seek it. He answered one enquiry for the name of a good stockbroker, with a reference to a person who, had he made enquiries, he would have discovered to be an undischarged bankrupt, and the plaintiff sought damages having reied upon the advice.
Held: There was sufficient consideration in the plaintiff consenting to the publication of his letter in the newspaper (Vaughan Williams). The consideration lay in the plaintiff addressing the inquiry (Barnes P)


Vaughan Williams LJ, Barnes P


[1904-7] All ER Rep 755, [1908] 1 KB 280


England and Wales

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CitedHedley Byrne and Co Ltd v Heller and Partners Ltd HL 28-May-1963
Banker’s Liability for Negligent Reference
The appellants were advertising agents. They were liable themselves for advertising space taken for a client, and had sought a financial reference from the defendant bankers to the client. The reference was negligent, but the bankers denied any . .
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Negligence, Media

Updated: 30 April 2022; Ref: scu.216355