Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 215 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Civ 1429
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Peter Gibson, Potter LJJ and Sir Murray Stuart-Smith

Representation John da Silva of Clifford Chance for the claimant.
  Simon Cheetham (instructed by Streeter Marshall) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 16 October 2002


Practice and procedure - Compromise of claim - Legality and binding nature of agreement to compromise claim for malicious falsehood.

The Case

Whilst the judge had been correct in finding that the parties to an action for malicious falsehood had concluded a compromise of the action, he had erred in failing to find that there had been any specific agreement or understanding between the parties as to the meaning to be attached to the word 'article' in the compromise agreement.

Practice Areas

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