Contract valid despite nonconformity
Datec Electronics Holdings Ltd. and Another v. United Parcels Services Ltd.
House of Lords
“When a carrier accepted packages for transportation by road to another country, and the undertaking was performed to an extent, then there was a contract of carriage even if the carrier had unknowingly accepted packages which did not conform to its terms and conditions of carriage. Therefore the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road applied.”
The Times, 18th May 2007
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