Prenn v Simmonds

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtHouse of Lords
Judgment Date1971
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4 firm's commentaries
  • Construction & Infrastructure - What's News - 18 December 2013
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 24 December 2013
    ...Ltd v BNP Paribas (2004) 218 CLR 451. Allen v Carbone (1975) 132 CLR 528. Gordon v MacGregor (1909) 8 CLR 316. Prenn v Simmonds [1971] 1 WLR 1381. James Miller & Partners Ltd v Whitworth Street Estates (Manchester) Limited [1970] AC 583 Codelfa Construction Pty Ltd v State Rail Authorit......
  • Contractual Interpretation: When Can You Stray From The Strict Wording?
    • United Kingdom
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    • 7 July 2015
    ...correct approach to be adopted to the interpretation, or construction, of contracts in a number of cases starting with Prenn v Simmonds [1971] 1 WLR 1381 and culminating in Rainy Sky SA v Kookmin Bank [2011] UKSC 50 (see November 2011 Litigation When interpreting a written contract, the cou......
  • A Drafting Reminder: Remember The Recitals
    • United Kingdom
    • Mondaq UK
    • 15 January 2015
    ...the operative provisions of the contract. Footnotes Lord Ellenborough, C.J. in Barton v Fitzgerald (1812) 15 East 530 Prenn v Simmonds [1971] 1 W.L.R. 1381 In Chartbrook Ltd v Persimmon Homes Ltd [2009] 1 A.C. 1101, the pre-contractual negotiations were found to constitute part of the backg......
  • Costly Contracts And Problematic Punctuation
    • United Kingdom
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    • 9 July 2009
    ...principles of contract construction, indicating that there was no clearly established case for revisiting the rule in Prenn v Simmonds (1971) 1 WLR 1381 that pre-contractual were inadmissible in construing a contract (the "exclusionary rule"). It was clear that any exception to th......
7 books & journal articles
  • Anti‐suit Injunctions and the Doctrine of Comity
    • United Kingdom
    • The Modern Law Review Nbr. 79-2, March 2016
    • 1 March 2016
    ...referred to in clause23 Investors Compensation Scheme vWest Bromwich Building Society [1998] 1 WLR 896; see alsoPrenn vSimmonds [1971] 1 WLR 1381 and The Antaios Compania Neviera SA vSalen RederiernaAB [1985] 1 AC 191.24 Bank of Credit and Commerce International SA vMunawar Ali, Sultana Run......
  • Rectifying the Course of Rectification
    • United Kingdom
    • The Modern Law Review Nbr. 75-3, May 2012
    • 1 May 2012
    ...cited with approval by LordHoffmann in Chartbrook n 1 above at [23].)9 [1997] AC 749.10 Chartbrook n 1 above at [25].11 Prenn vSimmonds [1971] 1WLR 1381; Chartbrook ibid. However,this restriction has been cr iticised:see eg Lord Nicholls,‘My Kingdom for a Horse: the Meaning of Words’ (2005)......
  • Construction of Contracts: The Ambiguity Gateway and the Current State of the Law
    • Australia
    • University of Western Australia Law Review Nbr. 44-1, August 2018
    • 1 August 2018
    ...Building Society [1998] 1 All ER 98 at 114-115; Reardon Smith Line Ltd v Sanko Steamship Co [1976] 1 WLR 989 at 997; Prenn v Simmonds [1971] 1 WLR 1381 at 1383-4. These authorities support the wider trend known as “commercial construction” of contracts: see eg. John Carter, ‘Commercial Cons......
  • A Purposive Approach to Employment Protection or a Missed Opportunity?
    • United Kingdom
    • The Modern Law Review Nbr. 75-3, May 2012
    • 1 May 2012
    ...approach might give more weight22 ibid at [24].23 Szilagyi n 5 above at [50].24 Autoclenz n 3 above at [35].25 ibid.26 Prenn vSimmonds [1971] 3 All ER 237 (HL) 239 (LordWilberforce) and referring to ‘factual matrixin Reardon Smith Line Ltd vHansen-Tangen [1976] 3 All ER 570 (HL) 575 (LordWi......
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