Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2001] All ER (D) 275 (Feb)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Commercial Court

Thomas J

Representation Roderick Cordara QC and Vernon Flynn (instructed by Ince & Co) for the Yard.
  Angus Glennie QC and Karen Maxwell (instructed by Lawrence Graham) for Latco, Latreefers and LS.
  Gerald Levy and Charles Kimmins (instructed by Kingsley Napley) for H.
Judgment Dates: 1 February 2001


Contract - Shipbuilding contract - Default in payment - Rescission - Shipbuilders to build six vessels - Notice given of keel laying for hulls 1 and 2 - Instalment not paid - Contract rescinded - Whether shipbuilders entitled to recover keel laying instalment.

The Case

An action by a shipbuilder against the purchaser of six vessels who had failed to make any payments due under the contract succeeded on the evidence, but the action against the purchaser's controlling company, a shipbroker and a services company for the tort of inducement of breach of contract failed except with regard to the purchaser's controlling company.

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