Harrington v Victoria Dock Company

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtDivisional Court
Judgment Date1877
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5 cases
  • Boulting v Association of Cinematograph, Television and Allied Technicians
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal
    • 4 February 1963
    ...because this principle of equity was infringed, therefore the bargain was corrupt and void, depended largely on two cases, Harrington v. Victoria Graving Dock, 3 .B.D., 549, and Kregor v. Holling 109 L.T., 226. In the former case the bargain was corrupt because it was corrupt in the ordinar......
  • Frances Elizabeth Wood v Commercial First Business Ltd
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 31 March 2021
    ...was treated as a species of fraud; see, for example, Smith v Sorby (1875), reported with Harrington v The Victoria Graving Dock Co (1878) 3 QBD 549. 100 In Mahesan, Lord Diplock treated rescission as being given as an equitable remedy: “…the giving of the bribe was treated in equity as cons......
  • PT International Nickel Indonesia v General Trading Corp (M) Sdn Bhd
    • Singapore
    • Court of Appeal (Singapore)
    • 12 May 1977
    ...and it cannot form the basis of a claim before the courts (see Bone v Ekless 157 ER 1450 and Harrington v Victoria Graving Dock Co (1878) 3 QBD 549).Here the respondents are suing for a price which the appellants allege was fraudulently agreed between them and the appellants` dishonest serv......
  • Farmers' Mart Ltd v Milne
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Session
    • 2 December 1913
    ...Registering Co. v. SampsonELR, (1875) L. R., 19 Eq. 462, per Jessel, M.R., at p. 465. 6 Thwaites v. CoulthwaiteELR, [1896] 1 Ch. 496. 1 3 Q. B. D. 549. ...
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2 books & journal articles
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal No. 1995, December 1995
    • 1 December 1995
    ...The Court of Appeal relied on English authorities, viz., Bone v. Ekless157 E.R. 1450 and Harrington v. Victoria Graving Dock Company(1878) 3 Q.B.D. 549. See also the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241, 1985 Revised Edition of the Singapore Statutes. 194 [1993] 3 S.L.R. 837. 195 Ibid.......
  • Illegality
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Contracts. Third Edition Vitiating Factors
    • 4 August 2020
    ...Apthorp v Neville & Co (1907), 23 TLR 575 (KB). 11 Berg v Sadler and Moore , [1937] 2 KB 158. 12 Harrington v Victoria Graving Dock Co (1878), 3 QBD 549. See also H Lauterpacht, “Contracts to Break a Contract” (1936) 52 Law Q Rev 494. Illegality 503 an agreement intended to induce a hockey ......

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