Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 39 (Mar)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Pill, Longmore LJJ and Sir Martin Nourse

Representation Richard Lord (instructed by Clyde & Co) for the claimant.
  Hugo Page (instructed by Shaw and Croft) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 5 March 2002


Contract - Frustration - War - Contract for staffing of cruise vessel - Defendant operating vessel in area subject to serious deterioration in security situation - Defendant halting operations as result of deterioration in security situation - Defendant no longer requiring claimant's staff - Claimant claiming for sums due under contract - Whether contract frustrated by serious deterioration in security situation.

The Case

A contract had not been frustrated where there had been a deterioration in the security situation of the area in which the contract had been performed but not to the extent that there was any evidence that a reasonable individual undertaking that contract in that area would not perform it.

Practice Areas

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