British Fame (Owners) v Macgregor (Owners)

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtHouse of Lords
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  • Melvina Frett-Henry Appellant v [1] Tortola Concrete Ltd [2] Clayton Smithen Respondents
    • British Virgin Islands
    • Court of Appeal (British Virgin Islands)
    • 21 November 2011
    ...trial judge would be concerned with the blameworthiness of each party as well as the relative importance of the acts causing the damage. The MacGregor [1943] A.C. 197 applied; Davies v Swan Motor Co. (Swansea) Ltd. [1949] 2 K.B. 291 applied. 8. In the present appeal, the trial judge did n......
  • Brown v Thompson
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 8 December 1967
    ...practice of this court. Perhaps at the risk of being tedious in giving this reminder, the locus classicue of course, is the case of THE MACGREGOR, roported in (1943) AppealCases at page 197. It was an Admiralty decision, which went to the House of Lords, and the speech to which I desire to ......
  • Jan Laurenz, The (Dimitris X, Ian Laurenz, Pass of Glendunie, Saint William)
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 15 December 1972
    ...trial Judge - see for instance the early case of The Peter Benoit (1915) 13 Asp M.L.C. 203, whitchreached the House of Lords in 1916. In The Macgregor (1943)3) A.C. 197 it was held by the House of Lords that where an appellate tribunal accepts the findings offect of the Court below it shoul......
  • Baker v Willoughby
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 10 December 1968
    ...criticise him for this as the matter is often one of impression and not susceptible of precise calculation. As Lord Wright said in British Fame v. Macgregor (1943 Appeal Cases 197 at page 201): "It is a question of the degree of fault depending on a trained and expert judgment considering ......
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1 books & journal articles
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 41 No. 2, December 2017
    • 1 December 2017 n 69. In Podrebersek v Australian Iron & Steel Pty Ltd (1985) 59 ALR 529, 532, the High Court quoted British Fame v Macgregor [1943] AC 197, 201, where Lord Wright said that a finding on a question of apportionment is a finding upon 'a question ... not of principle or of positive fin......

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