Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 266 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2009] EWHC 121 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Christopher Clarke J

Representation Phillip Aliker (instructed by Huggins & Lewis Foskett) for the claimant.
  James Clifford (instructed by MacRae & Co LLP) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 30 January 2009


Contract - Payment - Commission - Individual from claimant company searching for and securing purchase of property for defendant's new High Commission - Payment of commission being sought or alternatively payment on a quantum meruit basis - Defendant denying existence of contract for payment of commission and payment on quantum meruit basis - Defendant submitting alternatively that company had not been 'effective cause' of purchase of property - Whether grounds to allow claim.

The Case

Contract Payment. Queen's Bench Division: In the instant case, the court decided that the majority shareholder and director of the claimant company was not entitled, having regard to all the evidence, to commission in respect of work done in securing a new premises for the defendant's High Commission, or payment on a quantum meruit basis.

Practice Areas

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