Chaigley Farms Ltd v Crawford, Kaye and Grayshire Ltd: 1996

The Court was asked as to the title to livestock delivered by the plaintiff farmers to an abattoir under a contract containing a retention of title clause and title to the carcasses following slaughter. One question which arose was whether the slaughter of the animals and dressing of the carcasses extinguished the plaintiffs’ title because it created a new commodity.
Held: Garland J. considered that there was an essential difference between a live animal and a dead one, particularly one from which all the parts which were not to be sold on as butchers’ meat had been removed.


Garland J


[1996] BCC 957


England and Wales

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CitedPST Energy 7 Shipping Llc and Another v OW Bunker Malta Ltd and Another SC 11-May-2016
Parties had entered into a bunker supply contract which contained a retention of title clause in favour of the supplier. It purported to allow the buyer to use the goods before title came to be passed.
Held: The owner’s appeal failed. It did . .
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Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.617942