Siu Yin Kwan v Eastern Insurance Co [1994]

Facts

  • A third party wished to claim on the insurance of an agent company, which was wound up before the claim could be made

Issue

  • Could the¬†claim be made via the undisclosed principals of the dissolved company?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • No reason why debt owed by an agent cannot be recovered from his principal where the debt was sustained in the course of the undisclosed agency
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