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Aspect Contracts (Asbetos) Ltd v Higgins Construction Plc: SC 17 Jun 2015

Aspect had claimed the return of funds paid by it to the appellant Higgins under an adjudication award in a construction contract disute. The claimant had been asked to prpare asbestos surveys and reports on maisonettes which Higgins was to acquire and redevlop. Higgins now appealed againt a decision overturning a high court judgment in … Continue reading Aspect Contracts (Asbetos) Ltd v Higgins Construction Plc: SC 17 Jun 2015

British Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co v Underground Electric Railways Co (London) Limited: HL 1912

The plaintiffs purchased eight steam turbines from the defendants. They later proved defective, and the plaintiffs sought damages. In the meantime they purchased replacements, more effective than the original specifications. In the result the railway company obtained benefits over and above their contractual entitlement. The arbitrator stated a special case as to whether the plaintiffs … Continue reading British Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co v Underground Electric Railways Co (London) Limited: HL 1912

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Ernst Kastner v Marc Jason, Davis Sherman, Brigitte Sherman: CA 2 Dec 2004

The parties had agreed that their dispute should be resolved before the Jewish Beth Din according to Jewish substantive and procedural law. K was granted an interim freezing order. The defendant sold the asset, and K sought to assert a charge. Held: Jewish law specifically provide that the decision of the Beth Din operated in … Continue reading Ernst Kastner v Marc Jason, Davis Sherman, Brigitte Sherman: CA 2 Dec 2004

Lesotho Highlands Development Authority v Impregilo Spa and others: HL 30 Jun 2005

The House had to consider whether the arbitrator had acted in excess of his powers under s38, saying the arbitrator had misconstrued the contract. The arbitrator had made his award in different currencies. Held: The question remained whether the arbitrator had exceeded its powers, not whether they had been wrongly exercised. An error of law … Continue reading Lesotho Highlands Development Authority v Impregilo Spa and others: HL 30 Jun 2005

Brown v Rice and Another: ChD 14 Mar 2007

The parties, the bankrupt and her trustee, had engaged in a mediation which failed at first, but applicant said an agreement was concluded on the day following. The defendants denied this, and the court as asked to determine whether a settlement had occurred, and was now asked whether without prejudice communications made during the mediation … Continue reading Brown v Rice and Another: ChD 14 Mar 2007

Melville Dundas Ltd and others v George Wimpey UK Ltd and others: HL 25 Apr 2007

The appellant sought an interim payment for works of construction undertaken for the respondents under a JCT contract. The respondents contended that, having terminated the contract on their receivership, the contract and Act meant that the interim payment was no longer payable. Held: (Neuberger and Mance dissenting) The appeal was allowed. Lord Hoffmann: Parliament had … Continue reading Melville Dundas Ltd and others v George Wimpey UK Ltd and others: HL 25 Apr 2007

Shephard and others v Turner and Another: CA 23 Jan 2006

The appellants challenged the removal of a restrictive covenant on a neighbour’s house restricting further building on the land to allow further house in the garden. It was in a small close of houses all erected, and the covenant imposed, in 1952. It was in effect part of a building scheme. The tribunal had found … Continue reading Shephard and others v Turner and Another: CA 23 Jan 2006

Miller and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Exiting The European Union: SC 24 Jan 2017

Parliament’s Approval if statute rights affected In a referendum, the people had voted to leave the European Union. That would require a notice to the Union under Article 50 TEU. The Secretary of State appealed against an order requiring Parliamentary approval before issuing the notice, he saying that the notice could be given under the … Continue reading Miller and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Exiting The European Union: SC 24 Jan 2017

Stretford v The Football Association Ltd and Another: CA 21 Mar 2007

The claimant was a football player’s agent. The licensing scheme required disputes, including disciplinary procedures, to be referred to arbitration. He denied that the rule had been incorporated in the contract. He also complained that the Association had agreed to postpone disciplinary proceedings pending the result of other litigation between the parties. Held: The appeal … Continue reading Stretford v The Football Association Ltd and Another: CA 21 Mar 2007

Inntrepreneur Pub Company (CPC) and others v Crehan: HL 19 Jul 2006

The tenant had taken on pub leases with ties requiring him to buy beer from companies associated with the landlords. The European Commission had issued a decision and the House was asked whether this was binding on the parties. Held: Intrepreneur’s appeal was allowed. The Commission’s decision was not binding. Lord Bingham: ‘Community law prohibits … Continue reading Inntrepreneur Pub Company (CPC) and others v Crehan: HL 19 Jul 2006

Department of Economic Policy and Development of City of Moscow and Another v Bankers Trust Company and Another: CA 25 Mar 2004

The word ‘private’ in rule 39.2 means the same as ‘secret’. Lord Justice Mance said: ‘It may be equated with the old ‘in camera’ procedure, rather than the old ‘in chambers’ procedure.’ Privacy and confidentiality are features long assumed to be implicit in parties’ choice to arbitrate in England. Judges: Mance VC, Carnwath, Mance LJJ … Continue reading Department of Economic Policy and Development of City of Moscow and Another v Bankers Trust Company and Another: CA 25 Mar 2004

Travelers Insurance Company Ltd v XYZ: SC 30 Oct 2019

Challenge to the making of a non-party costs order under section 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 against the product liability insurer of one of the defendants in litigation being managed under a Group Litigation Order (‘GLO’). Many of the claimants in the successful action were not insured, and Travelers, the defendant’s insurers resisted … Continue reading Travelers Insurance Company Ltd v XYZ: SC 30 Oct 2019

Revenue and Customs v Frank A Smart and Son Ltd: SC 29 Jul 2019

The question was whether a taxpayer can deduct as input tax the VAT which it has incurred in purchasing entitlements to an EU farm subsidy, the Single Farm Payment. The taxpayer had used those entitlements to annual subsidies over several years and intended to use money resulting from the receipt of those subsidies to fund … Continue reading Revenue and Customs v Frank A Smart and Son Ltd: SC 29 Jul 2019

Symbion Power Llc v Venco Imtiaz Construction Company: TCC 10 Mar 2017

Application under s. 68(2)(d) of the Arbitration Act 1996 in which the Claimant alleges serious irregularity in the Award of an arbitral tribunal because the tribunal failed to deal with all the issues that were put it. Judges: Jefford J Citations: [2017] EWHC 348 (TCC) Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: England and Wales Arbitration Updated: 23 March … Continue reading Symbion Power Llc v Venco Imtiaz Construction Company: TCC 10 Mar 2017

Arcadia Group Ltd and Others v Telegraph Media Group Ltd: QBD 8 Feb 2019

Claimant’s application for leave to withdraw request for injunction to prevent publication of stories regarding matters subject to non-disclosure agreements. Held: Granted. An junction had been granted, but Lord Hain had disclosed protected name in the House of Lords under the cover of parliamentary privilege. Warby J [2019] EWHC 223 (QB) Bailii England and Wales … Continue reading Arcadia Group Ltd and Others v Telegraph Media Group Ltd: QBD 8 Feb 2019

Viscous Global Investment Ltd v Palladium Navigation Corporation ‘Quest’: ComC 30 Jul 2014

The Court was asked whether an arbitration clause in a P and I Club Letter of Undertaking was intended to replace the arbitration clauses incorporated into four bills of lading issued by the defendant shipowners for the carriage of a cargo of bagged rice. Males J [2014] EWHC 2654 (Comm) Bailii Arbitration Act 1996 32 … Continue reading Viscous Global Investment Ltd v Palladium Navigation Corporation ‘Quest’: ComC 30 Jul 2014

Occidental Exploration and Production Company vRepublic of Ecuador: CA 9 Sep 2005

The parties had arbitrated their dispute in London under a bilateral investment treaty between the US and Ecuador. The republic sought to appeal the arbitration. The applicant now appealed an order that the English High Court had jurisdiction to hear the appeal. Held: The appeal was dismissed. The treaty was intended to encourage bilateral trading … Continue reading Occidental Exploration and Production Company vRepublic of Ecuador: CA 9 Sep 2005

Guidance Investments Ltd v Guidance Hotel Investment Company Bsc: ComC 7 Nov 2013

Application by the Claimant for a stay of part of the Defendant’s Counterclaim under section 9 of the 1996 Act and/or pursuant to the court’s inherent jurisdiction on the grounds that it relates to matters covered by an arbitration clause. In addition the Claimant seeks an order that the Defendant be debarred from relying on … Continue reading Guidance Investments Ltd v Guidance Hotel Investment Company Bsc: ComC 7 Nov 2013

Clyde and Co Llp and Another v Winkelhof: QBD 22 Mar 2011

The claimant firm of solicitors sought an order requiring the defendant to amend her employment tribunal claim so as to accord with the partnership agreement to which she was party, and to submit to arbitration. The defendant said that statutory provisions said that her freedom to go to court could not be ousted, and that … Continue reading Clyde and Co Llp and Another v Winkelhof: QBD 22 Mar 2011

Kaneria v The English and Wales Cricket Board Ltd: ComC 6 May 2014

kaneira)ecbComc0514 The claimant, a professional cricketer disciplined for alleged match fixing, sought to challenge the results of an arbitration of his dispute with the respondent. He alleged a serious irregularity in that the Arbitral Panel had exceeded its powers in the punishments imposed. Held: The application for leave was refused. Though he was bound by … Continue reading Kaneria v The English and Wales Cricket Board Ltd: ComC 6 May 2014

Dallah Real Estate and Tourism Holding Company v The Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan: SC 3 Nov 2010

The claimant had achieved a judgment in arbitration proceedings abroad against the respondent foreign government regarding contracts providing services for the Holy Places in Saudi Arabia. The contract made no express provision for the nationality of applicable law. The respondent had not been party itself to the contract. The ICC award, given according to French … Continue reading Dallah Real Estate and Tourism Holding Company v The Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan: SC 3 Nov 2010

Kleinwort Benson Ltd v Lincoln City Council etc: HL 29 Jul 1998

Right of Recovery of Money Paid under Mistake Kleinwort Benson had made payments to a local authority under swap agreements which were thought to be legally enforceable when made. Subsequently, a decision of the House of Lords, (Hazell v. Hammersmith and Fulham) established that such swap agreements were unlawful. Kleinwort Benson then sought restitution of … Continue reading Kleinwort Benson Ltd v Lincoln City Council etc: HL 29 Jul 1998

Henderson v Henderson; 20 Jul 1843

References: (1843) 3 Hare 100, [1843] EngR 917, (1843) 67 ER 313 Links: Commonlii Coram: Sir James Wigram VC The court set down the principles to be applied in abuse of process cases, where a matter was raised again which should have been dealt with in earlier proceedings. Sir James Wigram VC said: ‘In trying … Continue reading Henderson v Henderson; 20 Jul 1843

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