Heilbut, Symons and Company v Buckleton

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Judgment Date11 November 1912
Judgment citation (vLex)[1912] UKHL J1111-1
CourtHouse of Lords
Date11 November 1912

[1912] UKHL J1111-1

House of Lords

Heilbut, Symons and Company

After hearing Counsel on Tuesday the 15th day of October last upon the Petition and Appeal of Heilbut, Symons and Company, of 34 Fenchurch Street, in the City of London, praying, That the matter of the Order set forth in the Schedule thereto, namely, an Order of His Majesty's Court of Appeal, of the 19th of January 1912, might be reviewed before His Majesty the King in His Court of Parliament, and that the said Order might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Petitioners might have such other relief in the premises as to His Majesty the King in His Court of Parliament might seem meet; as also upon the printed Case of Ernest Edward Buckleton, lodged in answer to the said Appeal; and due consideration had this day of what was offered on either side in this Cause:


It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in the Court of Parliament of His Majesty the King assembled, That the said Order of His Majesty's Court of Appeal, of the 19th day of January 1912, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same is hereby, Reversed, and that Judgment be entered for the Appellants: And it is further Ordered, That the Respondent do pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Appellants the Costs incurred by them in the Courts below, and also the Costs incurred by them in respect of the said Appeal to this House, the amount of such last-mentioned Costs to be certified by the Clerk...

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