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O T Africa Lines Ltd v Vickers PLC (The “Kukawa”) - QBD (Com Ct)(Mance J) - 16 January 1996

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O T Africa Lines Ltd v Vickers PLC (The “Kukawa”) - QBD (Com Ct)(Mance J) - 16 January 1996

Action apparently compromised - Terms of offer had been dictated by solicitor but by mistake did not accord with client’s instructions - Whether compromise binding on parties - Whether compromise should be rescinded for unilateral mistake

The plaintiff cargo receivers brought claims against the defendant disponent owners of the vessel Kukawa in respect of detention costs at the discharge port. The amount claimed was US$700,000 plus interest and costs.

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