Case tracker—2018—Corporate [Archived]
Case tracker—2018—Corporate [Archived]

The following Corporate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Case tracker—2018—Corporate [Archived]
  • Ongoing cases
  • Recent cases

This case tracker displays the current status of, and most recent developments in, key cases relevant to corporate practitioners where the judgment was handed down, or was expected to be handed down, in 2018. It covers key cases before the High Court, Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of cases heard in 2018.

This case tracker is split into two parts:

  1. ongoing cases, ie those that are subject to appeal, and

  2. recent cases, ordered with the most recent first

Ongoing cases

CaseCitationCourtSubjectStatus and backgroundFurther information
Frederick (Appellants) v Positive Solutions (Financial Services) Ltd (Respondent) [2018] EWCA Civ 431Supreme Court (UKSC 2018/0067)Tort—vicarious liability of a principal for agent—existence of direct duty of carePermission to appeal to the Supreme Court granted on 31 July 2018. Awaiting hearing.
A company (PS Ltd) was a financial advisor that appointed an agent (Warren) to introduce business to it. Warren submitted applications for loans on behalf of the four claimants through an online portal operated by Abbey National, which he only had access to as an agent of PS Ltd. Unknown to the claimants, Warren had dishonestly submitted the applications on the basis of false information. The loan applications were accepted and

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