Slade (trading as Richard Slade and Company) v Abbhi

Contract – Oral contract. The claimant solicitor succeeded in his claim to recover, from the defendant, outstanding fees for work carried out on behalf of the defendant's father-in-law (B), who was currently deceased. The Commercial Court held that the claimant had established that an oral agreement had been made that the defendant would be responsible for the fees, and that his obligation under that agreement was a primary one, and not a guarantee that was secondary and dependent on B's failure to pay.

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