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Bridge UK.Com Ltd (t/a Bridge Communications) v Abbey Pynford PLC - QBD 4.4.07

Bridge UK is a commercial printing and mailing business. They bought a 2nd hand Press which weighed some 62 tonnes and needed a strong foundation. Abbey Pynford won the contract for installation of a piled foundation for the Press. However things went wrong. Bridge sued Abbey and amongst the many heads of claim one was for £7,680.00 for management time wasted in dealing with the problems caused by Abbey. This was based on 100 hours at £48 per hour plus a 25% uplift "opportunity cost". The High Court has allowed that claim at £4,800 (ie it has refused to allow the 25% uplift)

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