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DPP v Morgan - 1976
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The defendant was a Royal Air Force Pilot and he had invited his friends over to have sexual intercourse with his wife. He told them that any......

Harvey v Pratt - 1965
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The parties entered into an agreement for the lease of a petrol station and garage. The written agreement specified that the term of the lease was......

Euro-Diam Ltd v Bathurst
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The plaintiff’s business involved the supply of precious stones at home and abroad. The plaintiff entered into a contract of indemnity......

Herd v Weardale Steel Co - 1915
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: Herd (H) was a miner in a coal mine. H attended work at 9.30 am, and in the ordinary course of work he would be entitled......

Hollywood Silver Fox Farm v Emmett
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The claimant bred silver foxes for their fur. The foxes are, by their nature, of a timid disposition and are easily scared. When they are scared they are......

Green v Russell - 1959
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The question was whether this £1,000 was a benefit arising out of the death which should be taken into account and deducted from the agreed damages....

Silverstein v Keynetics, Inc
11th Jun 2019
Introduction: Silverstein v Keynetics, Inc., and Click Sales., Inc, No. 17-15176 (9th Cir. 2016), United States District Court, Northern California...

Stilk v Myrick 1809 - Case Summary
11th Jun 2019
Introduction: Stilk v Myrick is a case that was decided over 200 years ago but nonetheless the principle that it developed remains a core feature of the law of contract......

Morrells of Oxford Ltd v OUFC
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The claimant (M) applied for an injunction to enforce a restrictive covenant contained in a conveyance of land against O, who proposed to convert......

Ball v Johnson [2019] 5 WLUK 457
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: Misconduct in public office, and whether or not an allegation of misconduct in public office brought by political campaigners was a proper case for a summons to be issued in....

Swain v Natui Ram Puri [1996] P.I.Q.R. P422
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The extent of an occupier’s liability towards a non-visitor, and the degree of knowledge which the defendant is required to have over the presence of a non-visitor in the vicinity of the danger as set out in s1(3)(b) Occupiers Liability Act 1984....

Leakey v National Trust [1980] QB 485 (CA).
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: Landowners in nuisance, and the knowledge of a danger to neighbours caused by natural deterioration of their property; The extent of the landowner’s duty to take reasonable steps to avert this danger....

Roe v Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) 
7th Jun 2019
Introduction: The case of Roe v Wade is perhaps one of the most famous US Supreme Court decisions to date. Decided in the early 70s,.....

Lonrho v Fayed
7th Mar 2018
Introduction: Lonrho were acquiring a company, and were awaiting permission from the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. Fayed and three other defendants......

McInerny v Lloyds Bank Ltd - 1974
7th Mar 2018
Introduction: The defendant bank made arrangements for one party’s (T) commercial credit to facilitate the purchase of companies belonging to another party (P)....

Meretz investments v ACP
7th Mar 2018
Introduction: The claimants (M and B) brought an action against the defendants (X, F and T) in connection with the purported sale by F to T of a long lease......

Kearley v Thomson - 1890
7th Mar 2018
Introduction: The defendants were a firm of solicitors which represented a creditor in bankruptcy proceedings. The plaintiff was a friend of the bankrupt....

JH Milner v Percy Bilton - 1966
7th Mar 2018
Introduction: The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants were in breach of contract by failing to employ them. The defendants denied that there was any agreement....