*BG Global Energy Ltd and others v Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Ltd and others

Contract – Contract for services. In the course of a dispute regarding the alleged overcharging of the claimants by the defendants for services required in shipping, storage and loading in the exploitation of hydrocarbon reserves, the Commercial Court made a number of rulings on preliminary issues. In particular, it held that the claimants had a potential claim in damages against the first defendant company.