Shanklin Pier v Detel Products – 1951

288 words (1 pages) Case Summary in Cases

07/03/18 Cases Reference this

Last modified: 07/03/18 Author: In-house law team

Disclaimer: This work was produced by one of our professional writers as a learning aid to help you with your studies.

If you would like to view other samples of the academic work produced by our writers, please click here.

Shanklin Pier Ltd v Detel Products Ltd [1951] 2 KB 854

Contracts – Sale of goods – Express warranty Breach of Warranty


The Plaintiffs were owners of a pier in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. They entered into a contract with contractors to have the pier repaired and painted. Under the contract the plaintiff had the express right to alter the contract. The Defendant company director approached the Plaintiffs with a new painting product for the pier. After much persuasion, the Plaintiffs amended their contract with the Contractors to allow for the paint in the renovation. After several months, the paint flaked off and did not last. The Plaintiffs brought a claim for damages.


Whether the Plaintiff was entitled to bring a claim against the Defendant company, who was not party to the contract to undertake renovations.


The Defendant was found to be liable given he had provided an express warranty over the paint to the Plaintiffs, who in consideration of the warranty caused the contractor to buy the paint from the Defendant also and suffer the same damage, by reason of a breach of warranty. It was held that if the contract for the direct sale and purchase had been made between the Plaintiff and the Defendant (with no involvement of a contractor), then the same warranty for the paint would be intended to exist and be implied. The Judge saw no reason as to why the same warranty should not be enforceable and extend between the Plaintiff and the Defendant. The Plaintiff was entitled to recover damages.

Reference Copied to Clipboard.
Reference Copied to Clipboard.
Reference Copied to Clipboard.
Reference Copied to Clipboard.
Reference Copied to Clipboard.
Reference Copied to Clipboard.
Reference Copied to Clipboard.

Related Services

View all

DMCA / Removal Request

If you are the original writer of this essay and no longer wish to have the essay published on the UK Essays website then please:

Current Offers