Leyland Shipping Company, Ltd v Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society, Ltd

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtHouse of Lords
Judgment Date31 January 1918
Judgment citation (vLex)[1918] UKHL J0131-1
Date31 January 1918

[1918] UKHL J0131-1

House of Lords

Leyland Shipping Company, Limited
Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society, Limited.

After hearing Counsel, as well on Monday the 10th, as Tuesday the 11th, and Thursday the 13th, days of December last, upon the Petition and Appeal of Leyland Shipping Company, Limited, of 54 Browns Buildings, Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, 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 26th of February 1917, 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 the Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society, Limited, 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 26th day of February 1917, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and the same is hereby, Affirmed, and that the said Petition and Appeal be, and the same is hereby, dismissed this House: And it is further Ordered, That the Appellants...

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