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LIMB & CO. (STEVEDORES) v. BRITISH TRANSPORT DOCKS BOARD

Lloyd's Law Reports

LIMB & CO. (STEVEDORES) v. BRITISH TRANSPORT DOCKS BOARD

[1971] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 99

QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION

Before Mr. Justice Baker (sitting as an additional Judge of the Queen's Bench Division)

Dock work - Application for licence to employ dock workers - Application by partnership firm before their operating as a company - Grant of licence subject to conditions to the "company" - Grant to "company" an error, but firm informed licence valid until reissued to company - Claim by firm for compensation for losses incurred on account of conditions attached to licence - Whether licence "refused" - Whether firm estopped by reason of their acquiescence in the issue of licence to the "company" and failure to apply for its rectification - Docks and Harbours Act, 1966, sect. 13 (1). Arbitration - Costs - Reference under Arbitration Act, 1950, sect. 21 (1) (a) - Power of Court to award costs.

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