||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 275 (Feb)
||Queen's Bench Division, Commercial Court
||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.
||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- Shipbuilders to build six vessels - Notice given of keel laying for hulls 1 and 2 - Instalment not paid - Contract rescinded - Whether shipbuilders entitled to recover keel laying instalment.
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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