Gharavi-Nakhjavani v Pelagias

Judgment – Order. The claimant had brought proceedings against the defendant, seeking an account in respect of a business. At trial, the master took an income and expenditure account in respect of a London property, and concluded that the defendant owed the claimant money. He also determined the defendant's claims, numbered STP1 to STP16, and gave judgment in the defendant's favour on some of those claims. The claimant appealed, maintaining that the procedural orders that had given rise to the hearing before the master had not entitled him to determine the 16 STP claims. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the appeal. It held, inter alia, that, in the circumstances, the claimant could not succeed in arguing that there had been no jurisdiction under the procedural orders for the master to have dealt with the those claims.

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