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The Claimant sought a declaration that he was entitled, under an oral contract, to a 25% share in the net profits derived by the Defendant from its development of St Pancras station, alternatively a quantum meruit for his work. The claim was dismissed. There was no oral agreement. Further, even if there had been such an agreement, (i) it would not have been with the Claimant personally but with his limited company; (ii) it would not have covered the final project, which was quite different from that originally envisaged. As for the quantum meruit claim, the change in the nature of the project meant that the Claimant had no reasonable expectation of the payment sought.

Ian Mill QC and Jane Mulcahy acted for the Defendant, Manhattan Loft Corporation Ltd.

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