Great Western Ry. Company v Mostyn (Owners of SS.)

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtHouse of Lords
Judgment Date19 December 1927
Date19 December 1927
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  • B.P. EXPLORATION OPERATING Company Ltd Pursuers (Appellants) against CHEVRON TRANSPORT (SCOTLAND) Defenders (Respondents)
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 18 October 2001
    ...was negligence, or that the person guilty of neglect was the owner's servant, or proving how the mischief happened…." In Great Western Railway Co v Mostyn (Owners) [1928] AC 57 it was recognised that the Act imposed liability on the owners qua owners. As Lord Shaw of Dunfermline put it, at......
  • Workington Harbour & Dock Board v Towerfield
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 30 June 1950
    ...Court of Appeal acted and your Lordships' House approved their Judgment. 62The next case to reach your Lordships' House was The Mostyn [1928] A.C. 57, but before that case was considered Roche J, as he then was (in Det Forenede Dampskibs Selskab v. Barry Railway Company (1919) (1 Lloyd's L......
  • Re Harper v National Coal Board (Intended Action)
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 20 December 1973
    ...the actual decision of the House. 13 In support of those propositions. I would refer to the speech of Lord Dunedin in Great Western Railway Co. v. Owners of S. S. Mostyn (1926 A. C. at pages 73 and 74 and of Lord MacDermott in Walsh v. Curry (1955) Northeru Ireland Law Reports C. A. 114, an......
  • R Ats. Thorpe v Molyneaux
    • Jamaica
    • Court of Appeal (Jamaica)
    • 31 January 1979
    ...Lords decision in River Wear Commissioners (1877) 2 App. Case 734 to later House of Lords decisions in Great Western Railway v. SS Mostyn (1928) A.C. 57 and the Worthington Harbour Dock Board Case [1951] A.C. 112. The Privy Council in a decision reported at [1974] A.C. 810 affirmed the High......
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  • Collective irrationality and the doctrine of precedent.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 38 Nbr. 2, December - December 2014
    • 1 December 2014
    ...Dickenson's Arcade Pty Ltd v Tasmania (1974) 130 CLR 177, 188 (Barwick CJ) and Great Western Railway Co v Owners of SS Mostyn; The Mostyn [1928] AC 57, 73-4 (Viscount Dunedin). Cf Jones v Bartlett (2000) 205 CLR 166,224-5 [206] (Gummow and Hayne JJ). (93) See China Ocean Shipping Co Ltd v P......

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