Dishonest assistance and accessory liability


Dishonest Assistance and Accessory Liability, Paul S. Davies, Accessory Liability, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2015, 294 pp, hb £54.99 In this essay review of Paul Davies' Accessory Liability, it is questioned whether dishonest assistance can be accommodated with other forms of third party liability in private law. It is argued that dishonest assistance does not involve the same conduct element as other forms of third party liability which are included in Davies’ book. Liability can arise for ‘weak’ causal links in dishonest assistance claims such as where a third party fails to intervene. It is also the case that liability can arise for involvement which arises ‘after the event’, which undermines Davies’ suggestion that there must be a causal link between a third party’s conduct and a primary wrong.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Law School
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Salmons, D. (2017), Dishonest Assistance and Accessory Liability. The Modern Law Review, 80: 133–152, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Publication ISSN: 1468-2230
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2024 07:12
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2016 13:00
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Published Date: 2017-01-05
Accepted Date: 2016-09-05
Authors: Salmons, David (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-1703-2941)



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