Camilla Cotton Oil Co v Granadex SA: HL 1976

The jurisdiction to grant a negative declaration was not as confined as suggested by Pickford LJ, but his words ‘warn us that we must apply some careful scrutiny’.


Lord Wilbeforce


[1976] 2 LLR 10


England and Wales


LimitedGuarantee Trust Co of New York v Hannay and Co 1915
A negative declaration should be granted by the court only in exceptional circumstances: ‘I think that a declaration that a person is not liable in an existing or possible action is one that will hardly ever be made, but that in practically every . .
Appeal fromCamilla Cotton Oil Co v Granadex SA CA 1975
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CitedWell Barn Shoot Limited and Well Barn Farming Limited v Shackleton and Another CA 22-Jan-2003
The defendants had been tenant farmers of the plaintiff company which retained shooting rights over the land when part was sold to the defendants. The defendant object to the use of a roadway by the plaintiff. The plaintiff sought to repurchase the . .
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