The preliminary issue of whether the accountants owed a duty of care to Caparo as a potential investor and a shareholder was referred for decision. The claimant company invested in shares of a company. They suffered economic loss as a result. ... Continue reading "Duty of care: Claims against the police post Robinson and DSD – part one" This post is only available to members. Caparo sued the defendants in the tort of negligence, arguing that they owed a duty of care to their shareholders when preparing the … Case: Caparo Industries plc v Dickman  UKHL 2. Caparo brought an action against the auditors claiming they were negligent in certifying the accounts. Why Caparo Industries plc v Dickman is important. Caparo v Dickman  1 All ER 568 has effectively redefined the ‘neighbourhood principle’ as enunciated by Lord Atkin in the case of Donoghue v Stevenson  AC 562.. Caparo Industries PLC v Dickman  UKHL 2 is a leading English tort law case on the test for a duty of care.The House of Lords, following the Court of Appeal, set out a "three-fold test". Caparo Ind. 81 (HL) MLB headnote and full text. Held: No duty of care was owed. shareholders) so that it had been negligent towards P as a shareholder but NOT as a potential investor. The Caparo Industries Plc v. Dickman was a landmark case regarding the test for a duty of care. In fact Fidelity had made a loss of over £400,000. In order for a duty of care to arise in negligence: Caparo Industries purchased shares in Fidelity Plc in reliance of the accounts which stated that the company had made a pre-tax profit of £1.3M. Caparo Industries Plc. Facts. In this case, the question as to when duty of care arises in … In Caparo v Dickman, the House of Lords endorsed Lord Bridge’s three-stage approach to the duty of care.The three strands are: (1) foreseeability of harm, (2) proximity between the claimant and defendant, and (3) policy. (respondents) v. Dickman and Others (appellants) Caparo Industries Plc. The Caparo Industries Plc v. Dickman was a landmark case regarding the test for a duty of care. v. Dickman (1990), 108 N.R. Caparo was a shareholder in Fidelity who relied on this report when making a decision to purchase further shares. The three-stage approach articulated by Lord Bridge in Caparo Industries Plc v Dickman 2 AC 605 at 617–618 holds that necessary ingredients of a duty of care are foreseeability, a relationship of proximity or neighbourhood and that the court considers it ‘fair, just and reasonable’ to impose a duty … "Caparo Industries v. Dickman"  2 AC 605 is currently the leading case on the test for the duty of care in negligence in the English law of tort.The House of Lords established what is known as the "three-fold test", which is that for one party to owe a duty of care to another, the following must be established: *harm must be a "reasonably foreseeable" result of the defendant's conduct Caparo v Dickman  2 AC 605 ... HL held that R had a duty of care to people to whom the report was directed for its specific purpose (i.e. But still through the case of Caparo v Dickman, the ‘neighbourhood principle’ has effectively redefined as enunciated by Lord Atkin in Donoghue’s case.