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LMS International v Styrene Packaging
16th Aug 2019
Introduction: The First Defendants operated a factory in a Bradford Industrial Estate, which was owned by the second, third, fourth and fifth defendants....

Hughes v Lord Advocate - 1963
15th Aug 2019
Introduction: Workmen employed by the defendant had been working on a manhole cover, and then proceeded to take a break, leaving the hole encased......

Penfold v Westcote
15th Aug 2019
Introduction: The defendant said the following about the claimant: “Why don’t you come out you blackguard rascal, scoundral, Penfold, you are a thief”....

Pao On v Lau Yiu Long - Past Consideration
15th Aug 2019
Introduction: The defendants claimed that the consideration for the indemnity agreement was past consideration and had only been agreed to under duress....

May and Butcher Ltd v The King
15th Aug 2019
Introduction: After the end of the First World War, the Government had a surplus of tents which were no longer required by the army. As a result, the Government’s......

Meates v Westpac Corp
15th Aug 2019
Introduction: Mr. Meates was a businessman who supported the campaign of the leader of the New Zealand Labour Party in 1972. Throughout the elections......

R v Kimsey - 1996
15th Aug 2019
Introduction: Kimsey (K) and Osbourne (O) were driving at high speeds in extremely close convoy. Whilst doing so, there was an accident in......

R v Dalloway - 1847
15th Aug 2019
Introduction: Dalloway was standing on a horse and cart as it drove along a public road. Dalloway was not holding on to the reins as they were resting......

Summit Investment v BSC - 1987
15th Aug 2019
Introduction: The defendants chartered a ship from the plaintiff on a New York Produce Exchange form of time charter. Clause 20 of this charter provided......

White v Jones - 1995
15th Aug 2019
Introduction: A man, Mr White, wished to change his will so as to leave £9000 for the benefit of his two daughters, who he had chosen to exclude at......

Howard Marine v Ogden - 1978 QB 574
15th Aug 2019
Introduction: The defendant, A, were civil engineering contractors who entered into negotiation with H for the hire of two ships to carry clay out to sea....

Ministry of Sound v World Online
14th Aug 2019
Introduction: M was one of a group of companies that appealed against a summary judgment that had refused its application for the payment of a final instalment......

Herbert Morris Ltd v Saxelby
14th Aug 2019
Introduction: The plaintiffs, Herbert Morris Ltd, manufactured hoisting machinery. The defendant, Saxelby, was employed and trained by them......

Patel v Ali - 1984
14th Aug 2019
Introduction: The first and second defendants were joint owners of a property and contracted to sell it to the plaintiffs. The husband of the first defendant was......

Mendelssohn v Normand Ltd - Case
14th Aug 2019
Introduction: The Claimant parked in a garage owned and operated by the Defendant. There was a notice board in the car park which stipulated that the Defendant would......

Pay v Lancashire Probation; Pay v UK
14th Aug 2019
Introduction: Case Summary of Pay v Lancashire Probation Service [2004] ICR 187; Pay v UK [2009] IRLR 139. Unfair dismissal and respect for private life...

Partridge v Crittenden - 1968
14th Aug 2019
Introduction: The defendant advertised for sale a number of Bramblefinch cocks and hens, stating that the price was to be 25 shillings for each....

McCutheon v David MacBrayne Ltd - 1964
6th Aug 2019
Introduction: McCutheon delivered his car to the defendant shipping company for carriage from the Hebrides to the mainland. The car was destroyed when......

R (Abbasi) v Foreign Secretary
18th Jul 2019
Introduction: The first claimant was a British national who had been captured by United States forces in Afghanistan and detained in Guantanamo......

Necessity Law | Criminal Law Cases | Law Teacher
18th Jul 2019
Introduction: Necessity Law. Necessity law arises where a defendant is forced by circumstances to transgress the criminal law. The generally accepted position is that necessity cannot be a defence to a criminal charge. The leading case is......

Mansfield v Weetabix - 1998
18th Jul 2019
Introduction: D appealed against a judgment holding them liable in negligence following an incident in which a lorry belonging to D, and driven by one of their......