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Bank not liable in negligence for reference given by employee - Playboy Club London Ltd & Ors v Banca Nazionale Del Lavoro Spa [CA] 18.05.16 (Unreported)

Agency - Negligence - Bank's employee giving reference in respect of customer - Reference provided to casino who as a result granted customer cheque-cashing facility - Customer subsequently drawing down on facility with forged cheques - Whether bank liable in negligence. HELD that it would not be fair, just and reasonable to impose liability on the Bank where the Club had deliberately concealed itself.
Category: Commercial Law » Agency. Keyword(s): Negligence; Banking; Contributory negligence. Area(s) of law: Employment; Litigation; Corporate and Commercial Law; Banking.
Source: [2016] EWCA Civ 457.

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