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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......

McFarlane v EE Caledonia Ltd
18th Jul 2019
Introduction: The claimant (C) was on board a vessel which was called upon to attend to the serious fire that had broken out on the oil rig......

Melluish v BMI
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: The appellant company provided equipment, such as central heating and crematoria equipment, for local authorities to use in their properties....

Morris v Murray - 1991
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: After drinking alcohol the whole afternoon, the plaintiff and his friend decided to go on a flight in the friend’s light aircraft. The plaintiff drove a......

Monarch Airlines v London Luton Airport
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: The Claimant airline had one of its planes damaged by a loose paving stone, while taxing on the runway of the airport operated by the Defendant....

Pursell v Horn - 1838
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: In this case the defendant threw water on the claimant and got both the claimant and the claimant’s clothes, wet. The claimant started an action for......

Parmiter v Coupland - 1840
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: The claimant was the late mayor of Winchester. A series of libels were published of him in a local newspaper between November 1938 and March 1939......

Notting Hill Housing Trust v Brackley
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: A married couple held a periodic tenancy on a property as joint tenants, which could be terminated with the provision of four months notice....

Poussard v Spiers
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: The Claimant (Poussard) was an opera singer. She was contracted by the defendant to perform in that capacity for a duration of three months....

Norfolk Constabulary v Seekings
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: The defendants, Seekings and Gould, were convicted of attempted burglary of two articulated lorry trailers that were being used......

Murphy v Brentwood District Council
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: The defendant local authority had negligently approved plans for the footings of a house (a task which fell within its responsibility in accordance with......

Massey v Boulden - 2002
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: The case revolved around an open green space close to a public highway between Bilsington and Hythe, known as the Pinn, as well as adjacent land......

Medforth v Blake
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: In 1984 the defendants were appointed as receivers over the pig-farming business of the plaintiff. After the receivership had ended......

Lonrho v Shell Case Summary
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: Shell operated an oil refinery in Southern Rhodesia (SR). Lonrho constructed a pipeline from a port in Mozambique where oil......

Pioneer Container Case
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: The claimant was a cargo owner who contracted with a carrier to ship the cargo. Per the bills of lading, the claimant granted the carrier authority to......

Massey v Midland Bank
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: Ms Massey owned a house. Her companion (although they did not live together), P, convinced to charge the house as security for an overdraft......

Metropolitan Police Commissioner v Caldwell
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: The appellant had worked in a hotel and during this employment he developed a grudge against the hotel owner. This eventually came to the......

Moeliker v A Reyolle - 1977
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: The claimant had been apprenticed to the defendant company when he was a teenager and had been employed by them ever since....

Offord v Davies - 1862
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: The defendant, in this case, agreed to secure money to advance to a third party on discount for the space of twelve calendar months....

Overseas Tankship v Miller Steamship
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: The defendant’s ship, ‘The Wagon Mound’, negligently released oil into the sea near a wharf close to Sydney Harbour. An unfortunate chain of events led......

Negligence in Public Policy Cases
16th Jul 2019
Introduction: Public Bodies and Policy. >According to the ILEx Part 2 syllabus, candidates need to be aware of the continuing trend to restrict liability particularly for public bodies eg X v Bedfordshire County Council......