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Merrett v Babb [2001]

Facts

  •  Babb, an employee of a firm of surveyors negligently carried out a survey resulting in the claimant’s loss
  • The claimant’s paid Babb’s employer and never met Babb himself

Issue

  •  Could the employee be personally liable

Decision

  •  Liability allowed

Reasoning

  •  Reliance was known by Babb, and he signed the survey personally
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