chapter  7
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2 Proxies

Cousins v International Brick Co Ltd (1931) CA The plaintiff originally secured proxies representing the votes of a number of shareholders in the defendant company. These were intended to be used in a vote to secure the election of Mr C as a director of the company. At the meeting at which the proxies were to be counted, a number of those who had originally given their proxies to the plaintiff attended and were allowed to vote against Mr C, although their proxies had not been validly revoked. Mr C was defeated and the plaintiff brought an action claiming that the proxies had been wrongfully disallowed.