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House of Lords revisits auditors' liability

Alcock, A 2010, 'House of Lords revisits auditors' liability' , Journal of Business Law, 54 (5) , pp. 444-456.

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Abstract

In one of its last opinions handed down before its transformation into the Supreme Court, the House of Lords yet again considered issues concerning the liability of auditors, in this case on the application of the doctrine of ex turpi causa non oritur actio as a defence to a claim for negligence brought by the audited company.1 Whether, however, the judgments delivered have clarified the law on ex turpi or auditors' liability is open to doubt.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Auditors; Ex turpi causa; Fraud; Professional negligence
Themes: Subjects / Themes > K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Strategy, People Management & Salford Law
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Business Law
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0021-9460
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2010 10:03
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2015 18:01
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9664

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