HFW Briefing: OW test case – permission to appeal judgment granted

Bunkering, Marine Equipment Products and Services — By on July 16, 2015 at 2:32 PM

 

HFW SHIPPING BRIEFING July 2015

OW test case – permission to appeal judgment granted

In our update dated 14 July 2015, we reported that Mr Justice Males upheld the London tribunal’s decision that the Sale of Goods Act 1979 did not apply to the bunker supply contract and that ING/OW were entitled to receive payment from owners, even in circumstances where OW did not own property in the bunkers supplied.

Owners have since been given permission to appeal that decision to the Court of Appeal, subject to the lodging of the appeal documents, so that these may be considered before the end of the court term (i.e. 31 July 2015).

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