References: (1885) 52 LT 646
Coram: Field J
The courts of equity have recognised that a fiduciary relationship can exist ‘in almost every shape’.
This case is cited by:
- Cited – Hedley Byrne & Co Ltd v Heller & Partners Ltd HL ( AC 465,  2 All ER 575, UBC, Bailii,  UKHL 4,  1 Lloyds Rep 485,  3 WLR 101)
The appellants were advertising agents. They were liable themselves for advertising space taken for a client, and had sought a financial reference from the defendant bankers to the client. The reference was negligent, but the bankers denied any . .