Jordan Grand Prix Limited v Vodafone Group Plc: ComC 4 Aug 2003

The claimant asserted that the defendant had agreed in the course of a telephone conversation, to provide sponsorship, and sought to enforce that agreement. There were considerable conflicts of evidence.
Held: Evidence given on behalf of the claimant was inconsistent and incredible. No contract was made, the person dealing for Vodaphone did not have authority to make any final agreement, and this was known to the claimant. The claim failed entirely.


The Honourable Mr Justice Langley


[2003] EWHC 1956 (Comm), [2003] 2 Lloyds Rep. 874




England and Wales


CitedFirst Energy (UK) Ltd v Hungarian International Bank Ltd CA 16-Apr-1993
A manager, though he lacked actual authority to authorise and offer a particular loan facility to the plaintiff, still did so by sending him a letter of offer which was accepted.
Held: Albeit the manager lacked actual authority to make the . .

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CitedThree Rivers District Council and others v The Governor and Company of the Bank of England ComC 12-Apr-2006
The claimants had pursued compensation over many years from the defendants alleging various kinds of misfeasance in regulating the bank BCCI. The action had collapsed.
Held: ‘this was extraordinary litigation which came to an abrupt albeit . .
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Contract, Agency

Updated: 07 June 2022; Ref: scu.185226