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Johnson v Gore Wood

[2001] 2 WLR 72 (HL)

Case summary last updated at 23/01/2020 17:16 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Johnson v Gore Wood

Lord Millett
·       Shareholders cannot recover for loss in value of shares which is reflective loss– (see notes)
·       This rule exists for policy reasons
Ø  Is principally for benefit of company’s creditors
Ø  i.e. Ensures loss is recovered by company and not shareholders

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