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Last updated: 06-Oct-2014

Per Lord Chelmsford in Baker v Lee (1860) 8 HL. Cas. 495:

The word ‘eligible’ ... is ambiguous. It may mean either "legally qualified" or "fit to be chosen".

Per Steel J in Seagate Shipping Ltd v Glencore International AG [2008] EWHC 1904 (Comm) at para 29:

In my judgment ‘eligible’ is a straight forward word. It means that the relevant person or object is fit for selection as satisfying the relevant conditions for selection.

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