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Court of Appeal
Published April 29, 2020
Allen (trading as David Allen Chartered Accountants) v Pollock and another

Before Lord Justice Lewison, Lord Justice David Richards and Lady Justice Rose
[2020] EWCA Civ 258
Judgment February 27, 2020

A defendant was not liable for the tort of inducing a breach of contract if he had been acting in the honestly held belief that the contract was unenforceable, even if that belief was wrong in law.

The Court of Appeal so held in dismissing the appeal of the claimant, David Allen (trading as David Allen Chartered Accountants), from the dismissal by Judge Halliwell, sitting as a judge of the Chancery Division ([2019] EWHC 2157 (Comm)), of his claim in tort against the second defendant, Dodd &

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