Ultra Vires

May 7th, 2020 by James Goudie KC

On the application of the ultra vires doctrine to contracts with public bodies, see SFM v Christ the King College and Isle of Wight Council (2020) EWHC 1118 (Comm). The Judge held that the contract in question was a finance lease rather than an operating lease, I.e. a form of borrowing, and beyond the College’s capacity and ultra vires.


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