Stuart Benzie successful in Defence of claim against Eddie Stobart

Stuart Benzie acted for Eddie Stobart Limited in defence of a Commercial Court claim made by Southern Drivers Direct Limited (“SDDL”) for damages arising from an alleged exclusive agency agreement.  The judge found that no agreement existed and SDDL was awarded an agreed amount of £13,000.  SDDL was ordered to pay 95% of Eddie Stobart’s costs and a payment on account of £270,000.  Stuart was instructed by Philippa Dempster and James Gorman of Freeths (London).