The employee claimed commission on the acquisition of a major corporate client. The company claimed that the commission agreement related only to private client work. The company now appealed a finding against it.
Held: The recorder had amended his judgement, which was doubtful as correct. He had awarded the same sum both on a quantum meruit basis, and on an incentive payment basis. This suggested a lack of understanding of the issues. The decision was set aside. The contract and background suggested that he was to introduce private client work, and incentive payments outside that scope did not apply. On a quantum meruit basis he would be entitled to a lesser sum calculated in a similar way to incentives payable to others within the corporate division.
Lord Justice Laws, Lord Justice May, Lord Phillips Master of the Rolls
 EWCA Civ 1118
England and Wales
Updated: 06 June 2022; Ref: scu.174423