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Holman v Johnson - 1775
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The plaintiff sold and delivered a quantity of tea to the defendant knowing that the defendant intended to smuggle it into England......

DPP v Smith - 1961
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: Jim Smith (S) was ordered by a police constable to stop his car which contained stolen goods, however S accelerated instead....

Hodgson v Trapp - 1989
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The claimant suffered extensive injuries as a result of the defendant’s negligence, as a consequence of which he was unable to take care of himself....

Esso Petroleum v Mardon - 1976
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The plaintiff, Mr Mardon, entered into a tenancy agreement with the defendant, Esso Petroleum, in respect of a petrol station owned by the latter....

Durham Tees Valley Airport v Bmibaby
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: Bmibaby entered an agreement to operate two aircraft from Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) in 2004. The contract was to continue for a 10-year term......

Henthorn v Fraser - 1892
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The issue in this case concerned the revocation of the offer. This was completed before the postal acceptance of the offer was received....

Harris v Birkenhead Corp
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: Harris was an infant plaintiff who brought an action against Birkenhead Corporation for damages for the personal injury she had......

Green v Green [2003] UKPC 39
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The complainant and defendant met when they were both married to another partner. In 1973, they formed a relationship and later had two children....

Fagan v Metropolitan Police Commissioner
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: Fagan was sat in his car when he was approached by a police officer who told him to move the vehicle. Fagan did so, reversed his car......

Davidge v Bennett - 1984
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Defendant (D) received cheques from her three flatmates in order to pay for the communal gas bill. Instead, D spent the money on Christmas......

Hadley v Baxendale - 1854
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The claimant contended that the defendant had displayed professional negligence and attempted to claim for the loss of profit resultant......

H West & Son Ltd v Shepherd - 1963
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The claimant was knocked down by a lorry which was owned by the first defendants and negligently driven by an employee of the second defendant....

Fletcher v Autocar and Transporters
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The claimant, a chartered quantity surveyor, was driving along when a lorry driven by the defendants' employee negligently ran into his car....

Dickinson v Abel
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The taxpayer received this money despite not offering any services in relation to the eventual sale....

Fairclough v Swan Brewery Co Ltd
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The appellant bought a hotel from a vendor who held the hotel under a lease which was due to expire in June 1925. The property was mortgaged......

Darlington BC v Wiltshier Northern
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The agreement between WNL and the finance company stipulated that all rights and causes of action against WNL were assigned to DBC. DBC brought......

Duress by Threats | Duress Cases
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: Duress by Threats. The general nature of the defence of duress is that the defendant was forced by someone else to break the law under an immediate threat of serious harm befalling himself or someone else, ie he would not have committed the offence but for the threat. Duress is a defence because.....

Garden Cottage Foods v Milk Marketing Board
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Milk Marketing Board (MMB) produced most of the bulk butter in the UK. They announced they would no longer sell any to Garden Cottage Foods (GCF)....

Gray v Jones - Case Brief
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The defendant said the following to the claimant: “You are a convicted person. I will not have you here.” The claimant brought an action for slander....

Haystead v DPP - Case Summary
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: A man punched a woman twice in the face while she was holding her child in her arms. As a direct result of the two punches, the child fell......

E E Caledonia v Orbit Valve - Summary
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: This case was linked to the Piper Alpha platform disaster. The Claimants made a settlement with the estate of a deceased engineer......

Hartog v Colin and Shields - Summary
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The defendants, Colin and Shields, were hide merchants that were based in London. The complainant, Hartog, was a furrier from Belgium....