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Panorama Developments (Guildford) Ltd v Fidelis Furnishing Fabrics Ltd

[1971] 2 QB 711

Case summary last updated at 22/01/2020 14:00 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Panorama Developments (Guildford) Ltd v Fidelis Furnishing Fabrics Ltd

X was a Secretary of a company. He hired cars, claiming they were for use by company’s employees in their business; however he fraudulently used them for his own purposes. Held:
·     Company secretary has implied authority to bind company in relation to administrative matters
·     Thus X had ostensible authority to enter into hire contracts. 
Thus company liable. 

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