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Inducing a breach of contract—clarification of what amounts to a sufficient state of mind (Allen v Dodd)

Published on: 02 March 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Inducing a breach of contract—clarification of what amounts to a sufficient state of mind (Allen v Dodd)
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Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: The issue raised on this appeal was what amounts to a sufficient state of mind to make a person liable in tort for inducing a breach of contract. It was confirmed that, if a defendant honestly believes that the act they procure will not amount to a breach of contract, they are not liable in tort even if their belief is mistaken in law. It matters not that a defendant’s erroneous belief is caused by their own ignorance or as a result of incorrect advice they receive from their lawyers. Written by Georgia Whiting, barrister, at 4 King’s Bench Walk. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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