Midland Silicones Ltd v Scruttons Ltd: QBD 1959

A bailment arises when, albeit on a limited or temporary basis, the bailee acquires exclusive possession of the chattel or a right thereto.


Diplock J


[1959] 2 QB 171


England and Wales

Cited by:

Appeal fromMidland Silicones Ltd v Scruttons Ltd CA 1960
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At first instanceMidland Silicones Ltd v Scruttons Ltd HL 6-Dec-1961
The defendant stevedores, engaged by the carrier, negligently damaged a drum containing chemicals. When the cargo-owners sued in tort, the stevedores unsuccessfully attempted to rely on a limitation clause contained in the bill of lading between the . .
CitedYearworth and others v North Bristol NHS Trust CA 4-Feb-2009
The defendant hospital had custody of sperm samples given by the claimants in the course of fertility treatment. The samples were effectively destroyed when the fridge malfunctioned. Each claimant was undergoing chemotherapy which would prevent them . .
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Updated: 29 May 2022; Ref: scu.280441