Littlewood and George Wimpey and Co Ltd v British Overseas Airways Corporation: CA 1953

The words ‘liable to pay’ in s 3 carried their usual meaning as ‘responsible in law’.


Singleton LJ


[1953] 2 QB 501, [1953] 2 All ER 915, [1953] 3 WLR 553


England and Wales

Cited by:

Appeal fromWimpey (George) Co Ltd v British Overseas Airways Corporation HL 1954
A joint tortfeasor could escape liability in contribution proceedings if it had been unsuccessfully sued by the injured person in an action brought outside the relevant limitation period. Where a court has to decide between two competing cases, if . .
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Limitation, Damages

Updated: 17 May 2022; Ref: scu.238753