COATHAM PIER – Coatham Victoria Pier Co. v Alexander
Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-Sea Gazette 30/11/1877
COATHAM VICTORIA PIER COMPANY
In the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, Westminster, on Friday (23/11) (before Justices Mellor and Lush), the above case came on for settlement. It was an action brought by the Pier Company for damages sustained to the pier, by reason of the defendant’s ship being driven against it. It was understood that a ship owner was liable for damages without any negligence in navigating; but a recent decision in the House of Lords having reversed that, Mr. Mellor, Q.C.(with Mr. Hugh Shield”, now stated that their Lordships not the troubled with our during this special case, as Mr. Shield and himself and gone through the judgement of the House of Lords, and they could not distinguish their case from that, and the plaintiff’s would therefore submit to judgement. Mr. Waddy, Q.C., M.P., applied for costs for the defendants, which were granted.