Scruttons v Midland Silicones 
- Stevedores under contract with a carrier damaged the claimant’s goods in transit
- The carrier had a limitation of liability clause in the contract with the buyer
- Could the buyer of the goods claim damages from the stevedores, circumventing the liability clause
- Yes, claim allowed
- The stevedores were a third party to the carrier-buyer contract. As such, the limitation of liability did not apply to them
Posted in Contract Law Revision Notes.
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