Tolhurst v Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers (1900) Ltd: HL 1903

Tolhurst had contracted to sell a quantity of chalk from his quarries to the Imperial Company for fifty years. The Imperial Company afterwards assigned the Contract and sold its land, works and business to the Associated Company, and went into voluntary liquidation and was wound up. The Associated Company nevertheless sought to enforce the contract.
Held: The company succeeded. It is possible, with the agreement of the promisee, to transfer the obligations under a contract to a third party.
[1903] AC 414
England and Wales
Appeal fromTolhurst v Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers Ltd 1902
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