Hedley Byrne & Co Ltd v Heller & Partners Ltd. From Uni Study Guides. The reference turned out to be false and Easipower entered into liquidation. [1964] A.C. 465. owes a duty to act with reasonable skill and care, whether or not he is acting gratuitously. 3. HEDLEY BYRNE & COMPANY LIMITED v. HELLER & PARTNERS LIMITED 28th May, 1963. 4. 4. Lord Reid Lord Reid Lord Morris of Borth-y-Gest Lord Hodson Lord Devlin Lord Pearce my lords, This case raises the important question whether and in what circumstances a person can recover damages for loss suffered by reason of his having relied on an […] Easipower Ltd (Easipower) submitted a large order to Hedley Byrne. Confirmed what was decided in the murphy decision is still correct despite the negative adverse commentary on the law. 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