Ramesh s/o Krishnan v AXA Life Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd [2016] 4 SLR 1124


We were successful in arguing a novel point of law in the Court of Appeal in relation to standard of care in tort applicable in the context of a former employer preparing a performance reference for an employee. The Court of Appeal accepted our argument that the defendant-financial institution had breached its duty of care in preparing a reference check for a former financial services director, whom we act for.

The Court also found that the defendant’s breach caused the financial services to be deprived of employment in another financial institution. Accordingly, the Court reversed the High Court judge’s decision which had dismissed the financial services director’s claim, and remitted the matter to the High Court judge for assessment of damages.


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