Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2013] All ER (D) 09 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWHC 3684 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Judge Richard Seymour QC sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation Donald McCue (instructed by Heald Solicitors LLP) for the claimant.
  David Matthias QC (instructed by Davenport Lyons) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 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.

The Case

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.

Practice Areas

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