The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This Practice Note on economic torts compares in summary form the distinguishing features of pursuing claims for lawful means conspiracy, unlawful means conspiracy, unlawful interference and procuring a breach of contract. For detailed guidance on each of the different torts, see Practice Notes:
Economic tort of conspiracy
Economic tort of unlawful interference
The tort of procuring a breach of contract
Such claims can often (though need not) involve a party’s fiduciary or agent, including company directors, for further guidance, see Practice Notes:
Claims against directors—key considerations for dispute resolution practitioners
Agency for dispute resolution practitioners
In addition, these types of claim are often pursued as part of a claim involving some element of ‘civil fraud’, on which, see Practice Note: Starting a civil fraud claim—a practical guide and related content. Such third parties may be liable, eg by way of accessory liability, see Practice Note: Knowing receipt and dishonest assistance claims.
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