J Jarvis and Sons Ltd v Castle Wharf Developments Ltd and Others: CA 28 Feb 2001

An independent professional agent can become liable to someone entering into a contract with his principal for a negligent misstatement which induced him to tender for the contract. The issue was first whether the prospective contractor would rely upon the misstatement. Liability will vary according to the circumstances.


Times 28-Feb-2001


England and Wales

Agency, Professional Negligence

Updated: 08 May 2022; Ref: scu.82446