||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 09 (Jan)
|| EWHC 3684 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division
Judge Richard Seymour QC sitting as a judge of the High Court
||Donald McCue (instructed by Heald Solicitors LLP) for the claimant.
||David Matthias QC (instructed by Davenport Lyons) for the defendant.
||21 December 2012
Contract - Construction - Oral agreement - Claimant seeking payment of fees under oral agreement to provide accountancy services to defendant - Defendant disputing claimant's construction of payment terms - Whether claimant being entitled to payment under agreement.
Contract Construction. An accountant sought payment of fees under an oral agreement with his client. The parties disputed the terms of the agreement concerning the fees. The Queen's Bench Division, after rejecting the accountant's evidence, found that the client's version was much more commercial. Accordingly, the accountant had been overpaid.
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