Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [1998] All ER (D) 740
Court: House of Lords
Judge:

Lord Browne-Wilkinson, Lord Lloyd of Berwick, Lord Hoffmann, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Clyde

Representation Ronald J Walker QC and Anthony Coleman (instructed by Thompsons) for the plaintiffs.
  Ian McLaren QC and Simon Beard (instructed by Dibb Lupton Alsop) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 16 December 1998

Catchwords

Tort - Concurrent tortfeasors - Discharge - deceased before his death agreeing to accept sum in 'full and final settlement and satisfaction' of personal injury claim - Sum accepted less than full value of claim - Executors bringing dependency claim against concurrent tortfeasor under - Whether payment made in full satisfaction of claim - Whether action against concurrent tortfeasor barred.

The Case

Practice Areas

If you are a LexisLibrary subscriber you can read more about this case here.