(1973) JELR 69554 (HC)    
High Court  ·  18 Dec 1973 ·  Ghana
Other Citations
[1974] 1 GLR 176
Core Terms Beta
boatyard corporation
fishing boat
quantum meruit
spare parts
araba nana
daily expenses
launching ceremony
managing director of the corporation
terms of the agreement
cost of the repairs
food items
formal document
inference of fact
mr. aidoo
mr. bampoe
period of repairs
quantum meruit basis
agreed allowance
benefit of the defendant
billericay rural district council
binding contract
boatyard corporation workshop
complete denial of any agreement
crates of wooden boxes
defendant’s case
director of the boatyard corporation
evidence of the plaintiff
fishing net
further pursuance of the said agreement
legal consequences
legal obligations
owner of the said boat
plaintiff’s fourth witness
presence of witnesses
proceeds of the sale of the fish
pursuance of this particular term of the agreement
repair of other persons
repairs of the said boat
said araba nana
said corporation
said introduction
supposed agreement
terms of the contract
time selling fish
unknown reason
written agreement

ABBAN J.: The plaintiff is claiming the sum of ¢2,373.26 from the defendant for services rendered and for work done for the benefit of the defendant.

Some time in 1965, the plaintiff was introduced to the defendant as the person whose fishing boat had become unserviceable due to damage it had suffered at sea. The parties became friendly after the said introduction, and the defendant requested the plaintiff to find someone to finance the repairs of the said boat. The plaintiff said she recommended one Miss Epton, but that lady was unable to undertake the repairs. The defendant eventually decided to find money himself for the repairs. The boat was sent to the Boatyard Corporation, Tema, and the defendant requested the plaintiff to supervise the repairs. That is, the plaintiff was to be at the Boatyard Corporation workshop during the period of repairs, and she was to purchase for the workers materials needed for the repairs and which could not be obtained from the corporation’s own store.…

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