Case Report

Southern Drivers Direct Ltd v Eddie Stobart Ltd

Date: 09/08/2017

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).