Disclaimer: This work was produced by one of our expert legal writers, as a learning aid to help law students with their studies.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of LawTeacher.net. Any information contained in this case summary does not constitute legal advice and should be treated as educational content only.

Mileform Ltd v Interserve Security Ltd

301 words (1 pages) Case Summary

13th Jul 2019 Case Summary Reference this In-house law team

Jurisdiction / Tag(s): UK Law

Mileform Ltd v Interserve Security Ltd [2013] EWHC 3386

Contract law – Contract terms – Certainty


Mileform provided packaging, warehousing and the distribution of products for the defendant. M claimed that the parties had agreed, both written and orally, to the defendant using Mileform’s services for two years on an exclusive basis. Following this agreement, the defendant carried on business as usual and Mileform claimed that this breached their agreement, which entitled them to terminate the contract between the parties. The court was asked to establish the facts of the supposed agreement and whether there was a binding contract between the parties.


The court was required to establish whether the parties had agreed on the term, either verbally or by a written document and importantly, whether this term could be included in the contract. The court was also required to comment on whether the exclusivity term would have been certain enough to bind the parties.


Based on the evidence provided, the court could not find a discussion of exclusivity until after one of Mileform’s directors had signed the agreement. The defendant also did not have the authority to agree on exclusivity without their manager’s approval. This was not discussed with the defendant’s manager in any detail and no work was done to understand what this might mean for the business. As a result of this, the term had not been included in the written agreement, nor had its inclusion been conveyed at any stage of proceedings. Therefore this was not included in the contract. It was also held that the exclusivity term would have been too vague to bind the parties.

Cite This Work

To export a reference to this article please select a referencing stye below:

Reference Copied to Clipboard.
Reference Copied to Clipboard.
Reference Copied to Clipboard.
Reference Copied to Clipboard.
Reference Copied to Clipboard.
Reference Copied to Clipboard.
Reference Copied to Clipboard.

Related Services

View all

Related Content

Jurisdictions / Tags

Content relating to: "UK Law"

UK law covers the laws and legislation of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Essays, case summaries, problem questions and dissertations here are relevant to law students from the United Kingdom and Great Britain, as well as students wishing to learn more about the UK legal system from overseas.

Related Articles