Barclays Bank v Fairclough Building Ltd

Citation: QB 214; [1994] 3 WLR 1057, [1995] 1 All ER 289 and [1994] EWCA Civ 3

Nature of case:
The Court of Appeal considered whether the Law Reform (Contributory Negligence) Act 1945 entitled a defendant to raise contributory negligence as a defence to a claim for breach of contract, or whether the defence was only applicable in claims in negligence or for breach of statutory duty.

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Counsel

Tim Elliott QC
Adrian Williamson QC

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