Spring v Guardian Assurance Plc [1995]


  • An employer provided a negligent reference to an ex-employee, for a potential employer
  • The ex-employee could not get a job for several years



  • Yes, duty allowed


  • Allowed even though the reference was not prepared for the employee, but for the potential employer
  • Loss of chance compensable
RELATED CASE  R v Chief Constable of Devon, ex p Central Electricity Generating Board [1982]

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