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Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co - 1893
Case Summaries
Introduction: Emphasised the significance of offer and acceptance in contract law; distinguishes between offers and invitations to treat. The issue in Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co was whether the advert in question constituted an offer or an invitation to treat.... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

Pharmaceutical Society v Boots - 1953
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Introduction: The defendant ran a self-service shop in which non-prescription drugs and medicines, many of which were listed in the Poisons List provided in the Pharmacy and Poisons Act 1933, were sold. ... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

R v Woollin
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Introduction: Case Summary of R v Woollin [1999] AC 82. The facts of Woollin comprised of the defendant throwing his three month old baby to the ground in frustration when it would not stop crying, leading to the baby dying from a fractured skull.... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

Taylor V Caldwell - 1863
Case Summaries
Introduction: Case Summary of Taylor V Caldwell [1863] 3 B&S 826. Contract frustrations and implied terms. The case of Taylor v Caldwell[1] is a fundamental case in the area of frustration with regards to contract law.... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

Stilk v Myrick 1809 - Case Summary
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Introduction: Performance of an existing duty is no consideration. 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 and more particularly that of consideration.... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

Gibson v Manchester City Council - 1979
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Introduction: The House of Lords held that there was no concluded contract and the defendant was not legally bound to sell the property, as the council’s letter did not state the price and was not an offer but an invitation to treat.... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

Adams v Lindsell
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Introduction: The case of Adams v Lindsell (1818) 1 B & Ald 681 is taught to university law students when studying offer and acceptance. It is often thought by students to have set a rather strange precedent.... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

Partridge v Crittenden - 1968
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Introduction: Facts in Partridge v Crittenden. The defendant advertised for sale a number of Bramblefinch cocks and hens, stating that the price was to be 25 shillings for each. Under the Protection of Birds Act 1954, it was unlawful to offer for sale any wild live bird.... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

Hyde v Wrench - 1840
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Introduction: The complainant brought an action for specific performance, claiming that as Mr Wrench refused to sell the farm, this was a breach of contract. Contract – Counter Offer – Acceptance – Offer – Negotiation – Breach of contract – Specific Performance... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

Caparo v Dickman Case Summary
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Introduction: Case Summary of Caparo Industries plc v Dickman [1990] UKHL 2. The tripartite test in establishing duty of care. Caparo is the landmark case which has created the tripartite test in establishing duty of care.... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

Fisher v Bell Summary
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Introduction: The defendant shopkeeper displayed in his shop window a flick knife accompanied by a price ticket displayed just behind it. He was charged with offering for sale a flick knife, contrary to s. 1 (1) of the Restriction of Offensive Weapons Act 1959.... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

Rylands v Fletcher Case Summary
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Introduction: Liability under Rylands v Fletcher is regarded as a specific type of nuisance, a form of strict liability, where the defendant may be liable without having been negligent. ... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] Doctrine of negligence
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Introduction: Donoghue, a Scottish dispute, is a famous case in English law which was instrumental in shaping the law of tort and the doctrine of negligence in particular.... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

Salomon v Salomon - Case Summary
Case Summaries
Introduction: A Case Summary of Salomon v A Salomon and Co Ltd [1897] AC 22 (Salomon v Salomon) - Separate Legal Personality (SLP) and The Exception of Veil Piercing... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

Hedley Byrne v Heller - Brief Case Summary
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Introduction: Case Summary of Hedley Byrne & Co Ltd v Heller & Partners Ltd (1964) AC 465 (HL). Claiming Economic Loss and Experts. In 1963 the House of Lords established that in limited circumstances – if a duty of care arose in the making of statements – pure economic loss in tort could now be recoverable in English law.... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

Canada Steamship Lines v The King
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Introduction: Exclusion clauses, ambiguity in contractual clauses. Canada Steamship Lines entered into a Crown lease in 1940. The Duration of the lease was for 12 years and the lease pertained to dock property on St Gabriel Basin on the Lachine Canal.... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

Rule of Recognition in a Modern Legal System
Public Law
Introduction: Rule of recognition is a kind of secondary rule which validates a legal system and which is central, foundational and essential to every legal system.... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

Duress in Contract Law
Contract Law
Introduction: Duress is a means by which a person or party can be released from a contract, where that person or party has been forced or coerced into the contract.... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

Mirror Principle and the Land Act
Land Law
Introduction: A sound system of land registration is underpinned by three principles: the insurance principle, the curtain principle, and the mirror principle.... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

Duties of Company Directors
Business Law
Introduction: The directors’ duties to the company were governed by the common law of negligence and the equitable principles of fiduciary duties before the CA 2006.... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021

The Rights of a Shareholder
Company Law
Introduction: One is regarded to be a shareholder if his or her name is entered into a company’s share register. The rights of a shareholder can be found in the Company’s Act as well as the Company’s Constitution.... Last modified: 24th Sep 2021