Mutual Life and Citizens' Assurance Company Ltd v Evatt

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
CourtHigh Court
Neutral Citation[1968] HCA 74,1968-1111 HCA A
Date1968
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39 cases
  • Kestrel Holdings Pty Ltd v Apf Properties Pty Ltd
    • Australia
    • Full Federal Court (Australia)
    • Invalid date
  • Graham Barclay Oysters Pty Ltd v Ryan
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 5 December 2002
    ...76 ALJR 1348 at 1407 [324]; 191 ALR 449 at 531 per Callinan J citing Barwick CJ in Mutual Life & Citizens' Assurance Co Ltd v Evatt (1968) 122 CLR 556 at 569–570 and Jaensch v Coffey (1984) 155 CLR 549 at 583 per Deane 278 (1985) 157 CLR 424 at 461–464. 279Parramatta City Council v Lutz (19......
  • Guglielmin v Trescowthick
    • Australia
    • Federal Court
    • Invalid date
  • Readymix Holdings International Pte Ltd v Wieland Process Equipment Pty Ltd (No 2)
    • Australia
    • Federal Court
    • 3 October 2008
    ...of responsibility and known reliance. The negligent misstatement cases like Mutual Life & Citizens’ Assurance Co Ltd v Evatt [(1968) 122 CLR 556] and Shaddock & Associates Pty Ltd v Parramatta City Council [No 1] [(1981) 150 CLR 225] can be seen as cases in which a central plank in the plai......
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6 books & journal articles
  • The Development of the High Court's Willingness to Overrule Common Law Precedent
    • United Kingdom
    • Federal Law Review Nbr. 45-2, June 2017
    • 1 June 2017
    ...‘Law and the Courts’, above n 10, 155; Bruce Kercher, An Unruly Child: A History of Law in Australia (Allen & Unwin, 1995) 178. 68 (1968) 122 CLR 556. 69 Ibid 563. 70 See Mutual Life and Citizens’ Assurance Co v Evatt (1970) 122 CLR 628 (PC). 71 (1974) 129 CLR 576 (PC). 72 Geelong Harbo......
  • The use and Enforcement of Soft Law by Australian Public Authorities
    • United Kingdom
    • Federal Law Review Nbr. 42-1, March 2014
    • 1 March 2014
    ...(Lord Hodson); 528 –9 (Lord Devlin); 539 (Lord Pearce) ('Hedley Byrne'). See also Mutual Life & Citizens' Assurance Co Ltd v Evatt (1968) 122 CLR 556, 621 (Owen J) ('MLC v Evatt'). 171 MLC v Evatt 571. The decision of the High Court was overturned by a bare majority in the Privy Council......
  • The Chaotic State of the Law of Rape in Victoria: A Mandate for Reform
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The Nbr. 78-4, August 2014
    • 1 August 2014
    ...(Brennan J),citing Myers vDirector of Public Prosecutions [1965] AC 1001 at 1021; Mutual Life & Citizens’Assurance Co. Ltd vEvatt (1968) 122 CLR 556 at 563; Geelong Harbor Trust Commissioners vGibbs Bright & Co. [1974] AC 810 at 820–1. For an explanation of the separation ofpowers p......
  • Thabo Meli Revisited: The Pernicious Effects of Result-Driven Decisions
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The Nbr. 77-1, February 2013
    • 1 February 2013
    ...(Brennan J, citing Myers v Director of Public Prosecutions [1965] AC1001 at 1021; Mutual Life & Citizens’ Assurance Co. Ltd v Evatt (1968) 122 CLR 556 at563; Geelong Harbor Trust Commissioners v Gibbs Bright & Co. [1974] AC 810 at820–1).4 5 US (1 Cranch) 137 (1803).5 Ibid. at 177.6T......
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