James Slater and Hamish Slater (A Firm) and Others v Fleming Ltd: HL 10 Jul 1996

A term of fitness for purpose was inapplicable where there was an abnormal uncommunicated use: ‘if the buyer’s purpose is insufficiently communicated, the buyer cannot reasonably rely on the seller’s skill and judgment to ensure that the goods answer that purpose.’


Lord Steyn


Times 10-Jul-1996


Sale of Goods Act 1979 14(3)


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedJewson Limited v Boyhan as Personal Representative of the Estate of Thomas Michael Kelly CA 28-Jul-2003
The company appealed a finding that it was in breach of the 1979 Act. The deceased had bought boilers from the appellant. They were said not to be satisfactory, in that they were not as energy efficient as they had been described to be.
Held: . .
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