Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 248 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Sir Andrew Morritt C, Longmore and Davis LJJ (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Gregory Pipe (instructed by Gordons LLP, Bradford) for the appellant.
  Marcus Dignum (instructed by Roythornes LLP, Peterborough) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 24 October 2012


Tort - Wrongful interference with goods - Conversion - Claimant company bringing claim, essentially in conversion, in respect of containers allegedly retained by defendant company - Claimant relying on purported manuscript record of deliveries and containers sent out and returned (master control sheet) - Judge finding diminution in containers result of defendant's failure to return containers promptly - Defendant ordered to pay £67,260 - Whether judge erring in treatment of master control sheet - Whether judge failing to properly apply law of conversion - Tort (Interference with Goods Act) 1977, s 2(2)

The Case

Tort Wrongful interference with goods. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed an appeal against an order of the county court in a claim for conversion brought against the defendant company. The court found that the judge had properly directed himself as to the evidence and the law.

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