Forrest and others v Glasser and Another: CA 31 Jul 2006

The claimants appealed a preliminary decision against them as to whether they had correctly served a sufficient notice of their intention to make a claim in a commercial investment syndicate agreement.
Held: The claimants’ solicitor had written a letter. The judge at first instance concluded that it did not satisfy the requirements to constitute notice. He erred. The word ‘claim’ was to be given its ordinary and natural meaning, and did not require futher definition. The clause did not require any further particulars to be give at the time of the notification.
Ward LJ, Laws LJ, Longmore LJ
[2006] EWCA Civ 1086, Times 29-Aug-2006
England and Wales
CitedInvestors Compensation Scheme Ltd v West Bromwich Building Society HL 19-Jun-1997
Account taken of circumstances wihout ambiguity
The respondent gave advice on home income plans. The individual claimants had assigned their initial claims to the scheme, but later sought also to have their mortgages in favour of the respondent set aside.
Held: Investors having once . .
CitedSenate Electrical Wholesalers Ltd v Alcatel Submarine Networks Ltd (Formerly STC Submarine Systems Ltd) CA 22-Jun-1998
Where damages were to be awarded for breach of warranty on sale of goodwill, an assessment according to a price earnings ratio was appropriate only if used in the contract or agreed as appropriate by the experts. In the context of a notice clause in . .
CitedLaminates Acquisition Co v BTR Australia Ltd ComC 31-Oct-2003
The claimant sought damages for breach of a company share sale agreement. The seller had given a warranty that it was not involved in any undisclosed litigation. An anti-trust investigation had been begun in the US.
Held: In this case the . .
CitedBottin (International) Investments Ltd v Venson Group Plcgrant Scriven Clive Lawson Smith CA 22-Oct-2004
Under a share purchase agreement, ‘notice of the claim had to be made in writing ‘specifying such details of the event or circumstances giving rise to such claim as are available to the investor and an estimate (if capable of preparation by the . .
CitedRWE Nukem Limited v AEA Technology Plc QBD 28-Jan-2005
For a party making a claim under the contract, the requirement was for ‘written particulars of such claim (giving detail of the specific matter as are available to the purchaser in respect of which such claim is made).’
Held: ‘Every . .
CitedMannai Investment Co Ltd v Eagle Star Assurance HL 21-May-1997
Minor Irregularity in Break Notice Not Fatal
Leases contained clauses allowing the tenant to break the lease by serving not less than six months notice to expire on the third anniversary of the commencement date of the term of the lease. The tenant gave notice to determine the leases on 12th . .

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Updated: 05 May 2021; Ref: scu.244099