*Banca Nazionale del Lavoro SPA v Playboy Club London Ltd and others

Negligence – Duty to take care. The appellant bank's appeal failed, in a case involving the first claimant London Playboy Club's alleged duty of care in giving a financial reference about an individual. The Supreme Court held that, where the bank had given the reference to another company acting for the club, there could not be an assumption of responsibility to the bank. The relationship between the bank and the club had not been analogous to contract, and the bank was not liable to the club.

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