Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 121 (Mar)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Judge Richard Walker sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation Kate Vaughan-Neil (instructed by Blake Lapthorn, Fareham) for the claimant.
  Daniel Toledano (instructed by Slaughter & May) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 8 March 2002


Contract - Licence - Agreement to transfer licence - Claimant agreeing to obtain licence for base in Americas Cup Village - Claimant agreeing to transfer licence to defendants - Claimant contending defendant agreeing to reimburse claimant for sums expended by it pursuant to licence prior to its transfer - Whether defendants liable.

The Case

The court held that the defendant was liable to the claimant in respect of all sums expended by the claimant for a licence which it had obtained for a base at the Americas Cup village and later transferred to the defendant, since, on the evidence, the defendants had agreed to reimburse the claimant.

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