Thames Cruises Limited v George Wheeler Launches Limited, Kingwood Launches Limited: ChD 16 Dec 2003

The parties had previously worked to gether to provide ferry services on the Thames. A new tender to operate the services was not submitted. It was alleged that the Defendants had inequitably seized for themselves a business opportunity which the parties had agreed to secure jointly, and that the new licence was held in trust for all parties.
Held: There was no partnership; each company operated separately. Even so, the defendants were in breach of the agreement they made to make a joint tender and it was not conscionable for them to have made a bid without reference to the Claimant and to retain the benefit of that bid without recompense to the Claimant.
The Honourable Mr Justice Peter Smith
[2003] EWHC 3093 (Ch)
England and Wales
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Updated: 11 August 2021; Ref: scu.188916