Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 173 (Sep)
Court: Chancery Division
Judge:

Michael Briggs QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court

Representation Oliver Ticciati (instructed by Wilmot & Co) for the claimant.
  Peter Ralls QC and Gary Pryce (instructed by Cirpps Harries Hall) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 30 September 2002

Catchwords

Contract - Quantum meruit - Implied promise for payment - Claimant issuing proceedings claiming cash and shares pursuant to alleged oral contract - Court dismissing claimant's claim - Claimant pursuing alternative claim based on quantum meruit - Whether defendants liable to claimant.

The Case

The claimant's alternative claim based on quantum meruit was allowed on the grounds that his activities were an effective cause of the relevant transaction, and a reasonable reward for his services by way of quantum meruit required that he should obtain both shares and some form of conditional deferred cash as expressly contemplated between himself and the first defendant.

Practice Areas

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