Andrew Butler succeeds in High Court appeal

3rd April 2013

Andrew Butler has successfully resisted an appeal in a case concerning remuneration payable to an energy brokerage.

The case, M&C Energy Ltd v St Cuthbert’s Mill Ltd [2013] EWHC 571, concerned an attempt by the Claimant brokerage to recover several hundred thousand pounds’ worth of fees following the successful placement of new energy contracts on behalf of the Defendant paper manufacturer. Andrew was successful in obtaining summary judgment at first instance and on 14 March 2013 Sir Raymond Jack upheld the decision of the Judge below. The case gave rise to argument about contractual acceptance and interpretation, misrepresentation and estoppel, all of which were decided, at first instance and on appeal, in favour of Andrew’s client.



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