Stein Forbes and Co v County Tailoring Co: 1916

Atkin J said: ‘I doubt whether goods are appropriated unconditionally if the seller does not mean the buyer to have them unless he pays for them.’ The overriding question is whether the intention of the parties appears in the course of the making and fulfilment of the contract.


Atkin J


(1916) 115 LT 215, (1917) 86 LJKB 448


England and Wales

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CitedPST Energy 7 Shipping Llc and Another v OW Bunker Malta Ltd and Another SC 11-May-2016
Parties had entered into a bunker supply contract which contained a retention of title clause in favour of the supplier. It purported to allow the buyer to use the goods before title came to be passed.
Held: The owner’s appeal failed. It did . .
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Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.618130