Auctioneers and misdescription: between Scylla and Charybdis

Frank Meisel

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In Elidor Investments SA v Christie's, Manson Woods Ltd the court implied a term as to Wednesbury reasonableness into an auctioneer's agency contract which fettered its ‘sole and complete discretion’ to describe lots. It is contended that, in so doing, the court unjustifiably and unnecessarily extended the jurisdiction into areas where it was not required and, in granting an injunction to restrain the sale of the lots, failed properly to apply the appropriate criteria.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1036-1047
Number of pages12
JournalModern Law Review
Issue number6
Early online date22 Oct 2010
Publication statusUnpublished - Nov 2010


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