Mira Oil Resources of Tortola v Bocimar NV: ChD 1999

Colman J discussed the application of the contra preferentem rule: ‘Further, this is not a case where the meaning of the words is so finely balanced that the contra proferentum rule should be applied in favour of the owners. If in the view of the Court one of two suggested meanings is significantly preferable to the other, as a matter of construction, it can safely be concluded that the former meaning reflects the mutual intention of the parties.’

[1999] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 101
England and Wales
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CitedAJ Building and Plastering Ltd v Turner and Others QBD 11-Mar-2013
An insurance company had engaged a main contractor to handle repairs to houses insured under its policies. The contractor had engaged the claimant subcontractor to carry out the works at the defendants’ homes, but then went into insolvent . .

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Updated: 20 January 2022; Ref: scu.471872