||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 173 (Sep)
Michael Briggs QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court
||Oliver Ticciati (instructed by Wilmot & Co) for the claimant.
||Peter Ralls QC and Gary Pryce (instructed by Cirpps Harries Hall) for the defendants.
||30 September 2002
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 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.
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