Nordenfelt (Pauper) v Maxim Nordenfelt Guns and Ammunition Company, Ltd

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtHouse of Lords
Judgment Date31 Jul 1894
Judgment citation (vLex)[1894] UKHL J0731-1

[1894] UKHL J0731-1

House of Lords

Nordenfelt (Pauper)
Maxim Nordenfelt Guns and Ammunition Company, Limited.

Whereas, Friday, the 13th day of April last, was appointed for hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Thorsten Nordenfelt, of No. 8, Rue Auber, Paris, in the Republic of France, Esquire, praying, That the matter of the Order set forth in the Schedule thereto, namely, an Order of Her Majesty's Court of Appeal, of the 19th of December 1892, might be reviewed before Her Majesty the Queen in Her Court of Parliament, and that the said Order might be reversed, varied, or altered, and that the Petitioner might have the relief prayed for in the Appeal, or that the Petitioner might have such other relief in the premises as to Her Majesty the Queen in Her Court of Parliament might seem meet; as also upon the printed Case of the Maxim Nordenfelt Guns and Ammunition Company, Limited, lodged in answer to the said Appeal; Counsel were accordingly called in; and no Counsel appearing for the said Appellant, he was heard for himself at the Bar, as well on the said Friday the 13th, as Monday the 16th, and Tuesday the 17th, days of April last; and Counsel for the Respondents having been heard on the said Monday the 16th and Tuesday the 17th days of April last, 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 Her Majesty the Queen...

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