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Les Affreteurs Societe Anonyme v Leopold Walford (London) Ltd

[1919] AC 801

Case summary last updated at 03/01/2020 17:15 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Les Affreteurs Societe Anonyme v Leopold Walford (London) Ltd

 R brokered a deal whereby A chartered a ship from C and R was to receive 3 per cent of the amount paid. R was trying to claim from the C (owners of the boat) their commission and the A joined R as plaintiffs. It was held by HL that a charterer can contract on behalf of the brokerer. Hence the charterer can sue as the trustee of the brokerer. This is for commercial convenience. 

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