*Newland Shipping and Forwarding Ltd v Toba Trading Fzc and others

Judgment – Default judgment. The proceedings concerned a dispute over non-payment of the full amount for a cargo of oil. The Commercial Court set aside a default judgment against a foreign defendant with conditions attached, where the claim against him involved serious allegations of dishonesty and to maintain the judgment in default deprived him of any prospect of vindicating his defence and, importantly,where the judgment was possibly for an excessive sum to which the claimant was not fully entitled.

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