IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE
COURT OF APPEAL
From his Honour Judge Trapnell
Shorditch County Court
|Royal Courts of Justice|
|12th November 1965|
THE MASTER OF THE ROLLS
LORD JUSTICE DANCKWERTS
LORD JUSTICE WINN
|D. & C. BUILDERS LIMITED||PLAINTIFFS RESPONDENTS|
|SIDNEY REES||DEFENDANT APPELLANT|
MR M. REYNOLDS (instructed by Merton Jones, Lewsey & Jefferies)
appeared as Counsel for the Appellant.
MR S. C. ISAACS (instructed by Bishop & Co.)
appeared as Counsel for the Respondents.
THE MASTER OF THE ROLLS: D. & C. Builders Ltd are a little company. “D” stands for Donaldson, a decorator, “C” for Casey, a plumber. They are jobbing builders. The defendant has a shop where he sells builders’ materials.
In the spring of 1964 the defendant employed the plaintiffs to do work at his premises, 218. Brick Lane. The plaintiffs did the work and rendered accounts in May and June, which came to £746 13s. 1d. altogether. The defendant paid £250 on account. In addition the plaintiffs made an allowance of £14 off the bill. So in July, 1964, there was owing to the plaintiffs the sum of £482 13s. 1d. At this stage there was no dispute as to the work done. But the defendant did not pay.