Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 278 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2005] EWCA Civ 1369
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Judge:

Brooke, Carnwath and Moses LJJ

Representation Christopher Aylwin (instructed by Bond Pearce) for the claimant.
  John Leighton Williams QC and Huw Davies (instructed by Turner & Debenhams) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 22 November 2005

Catchwords

Contract - Construction - Supply of equipment and personnel - Claimant specialist in cleaning industrial pipework - Claimant invoicing defendants under contract - Defendants contending claimant not entitled to charge daily rate where number of men working substantially diminished - Whether contract for services or whether contract for hire.

The Case

On the facts the contract entered into by the parties, whereby the claimant was to clean industrial pipework in Nigeria, was a contract for the supply of services and not merely for the hire of men and equipment.

Practice Areas

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