BRITISH OIL & CAKE MILLS, LTD. v. GREENOCK HARBOUR TRUSTEES AND OTHERS. ROYAL NETHERLANDS GOVERNMENT v. GREENOCK HARBOUR TRUSTEES AND OTHERS. [CONJOINED ACTIONS.]
Construction of agreement - Evidence as to Lloyd's practice - Whether, for the purpose of computing profits, such commission should be credited at the date actually received or at the date when the policies were underwritten.
WOODS v. DUNCAN AND OTHERS. DUNCAN AND ANOTHER v. HAMBROOK AND OTHERS DUNCAN AND ANOTHER v. CAMMELL LAIRD & CO., LTD. (CONSOLIDATED APPEALS.)
GALBRAITH, PEMBROKE & CO., LTD. v REGENT STEVEDORING COMPANY, LTD., AND THE PORT OF LONDON AUTHORITY.
-Agreement due to terminate in 1934- Defendant's service continued after expiry date-Resignation tendered on Aug. 28, 1943, to take effect on Sept. 30-Incorporation of company by defendant on Sept. 15, 1943, to carry on business of insurance brokers on his own account - Business solicited by defendant from plaintiffs' clients - Action brought by plaintiffs claiming damages and injunction - Whether terms of contract of service continued to operate-Consideration of Clause 13 - Whether covenants unreasonably wide and therefore unenforceable - Contemplation of parties when contract of service entered into- Protection of employers - Nature of insurance brokerage business - Success often dependant upon personal contact with client-Different classes of insurance usually placed through same broker - "Solicit the custom of" or "deal with"
-Outbreak of war during currency of charter-Dispute between parties as to destination-Vessel then lying at port in Venezuela-Master instructed by owners not to commence loading until instructed by them-Dispute settled on Sept. 25, 1939 -Hire due on 27th of each month- Instructions to master to load, sent by owners on Sept. 25, not received-Cheque for hire sent by charterers to owners' London bank on Sept. 25, immediately they were informed by owners that master had been instructed to commence loading -Owners notified that cheque was in post -Cheque not received until Oct. 3, owing to delay due to war-Notice of cancellation of charter given by owners on Sept. 30, as "hire not received," master being instructed to stop loading-Right of