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Law for Business
Civil Law
Introduction: Stuart Pendlebury who just turned 90 years old was gifted an electric blanket from his grandchildren. The blanket caused him burns on his legs and damages to his bed and room décor extensively.... Last modified: 6th Dec 2021

Case Law on Duress by Threats
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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..... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

Malone v Laskey - 1907
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Introduction: The claimant lived in a house belonging to her husband’s employer.  The claimant’s husband was a tenant, and she had a license to live at the property.  Whilst using the lavatory, the cistern was dislodged by vibrations caused by the next-door neighbour’s electricity generator, which fell on her causing her injuries.... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

McCutheon v David MacBrayne Ltd - 1964
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Introduction: McCutheon delivered his car to the defendant shipping company for carriage from the Hebrides to the mainland. The car was destroyed when the ship sank because of the company’s negligence. ... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

R v Hennessy - 1989
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Introduction: Diabetes and defences – automatism or insanity in hyperglycaemic cases. The appellant (a diabetic) was apprehended while driving a stolen car. He later collapsed at the police station it became apparent that he was having a diabetic episode.... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

R v Sullivan [1984] AC 156
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Introduction: The defendant, a psychomotor epilepsy sufferer, had an epileptic seizure during which he kicked the victim in the head violently. He was charged with causing Grievous Bodily Harm contrary to sections 18 and 20 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

R v Dawson - 1985
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Introduction: The defendant approached a petrol station manned by a 50 year old male.  The defendants attempted a robbery with an imitation gun and a pick-axe handle. The defendants demanded money but did not touch the attendant who pressed the alarm button and the defendants ran away without obtaining any cash.... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

R v Franklin - 1883
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Introduction: Mr Franklin took up a larger box from Brighton Pier and threw it into the sea. The victim was swimming underneath in the sea at the time and was struck by the box and died.... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

George Mitchell v Finney Lock Seeds - 1983
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Introduction: The Claimant (George Mitchell) and the Defendant (Finney Lock Seeds Ltd) entered into an agreement where the Defendant would supply the Claimant with 30lb of Dutch winter cabbage seed.... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

Thompson v London, Midland and Scottish Railway
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Introduction: Thompson was unable to read and she travelled on a train with her daughter and niece. On the back of her ticket it was printed that the tickets were issued subject to the terms outlined in the company’s time tables. ... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

Co-operative Insurance v Argyll Stores
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Introduction: The plaintiffs granted a lease to the defendant for the use of a unit in a shopping centre for the period of thirty-five years. A clause in the lease required a covenant to keep the premises open for trade during regular business hours in the local area.... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

Mullin v Richards 1998
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Introduction: The defendant was a 15-year-old girl who play-fought with rulers with another 15-year-old girl (the claimant). In the course of the game, the defendant’s ruler snapped, causing a splinter to hit the claimant in the eye, blinding her.... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

Granatino v Radmacher
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Introduction: A French investment banker married a very wealthy German national. Prior to the marriage, at the request of the wife’s family, an anti-nuptial agreement was signed by both parties.... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

Barry v Davies - 2000
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Introduction: Two brand new engine analyser machines owned by Customs and Exise were put up for auction by the defendant auctioneer. Each could be procured from the manufacturer for £14,521 but despite this were listed without a reserve price.... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

Shanklin Pier v Detel Products - 1951
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Introduction: The Plaintiffs were owners of a pier in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. They entered into a contract with contractors to have the pier repaired and painted. Under the contract the plaintiff had the express right to alter the contract.... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

Scriven Bros v Hindley - 1913 3 KB 564
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Introduction: The complainants, Scriven Bros and Co, instructed an auctioneer to sell large bales of tow and hemp on behalf of them at an auction. The bales looked rather similar in the way they were packaged and the samples that were on display to potential bidders were not easily distinguishable.... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

Canada Steamship Lines v The King
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Introduction: 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. All of this was situated in the Port of Montreal.... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

Pearce v Brooks - Summary
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Introduction: The defendant was a prostitute who hired a carriage from the plaintiff, who was a coachbuilder, on hire purchase terms to be paid for in instalments. She wanted the carriage to attract customers. ... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

McKew v Holland - 1969
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Introduction: In the course of his employment, the complainant had suffered injuries, which meant his left leg could give way underneath him. A few days after the incident and while in his recovery, the complainant tried to come down a set of steep steps, which did not have a handrail.... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

Revill v Newbery - 1996
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Introduction: William Newbery (N) slept in a shed on his allotment to protect his property at night. Mark Revill (R) and his accomplice Grainger (G) trespassed onto the allotment and attempted to break into the shed.... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

May and Butcher Ltd v The King
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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 disposal’s board was set up to sell these tents. They agreed to sell tents to May and Butcher Ltd who left £1,000 as a security deposit for their purchases. ... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

R v Williams and Davies - 1992
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Introduction: The defendants picked up a hitchhiker who was on his way to Glastonbury festival.  The defendants then attempted to rob the victim who became agitated and afraid and in this mental state jumped out of the moving vehicle which was travelling at 30 mph. ... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

Tsakiroglou & Co Ltd v Noblee Thorl
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Introduction: The appellants agreed to sell to the respondents Sudanese groundnuts for shipment to Hamburg during November/December 1956. The agreement included a CIF (cost, insurance and freight) term (requiring the seller to arrange the carriage of the goods by sea to Hamburg.... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

Marc Rich v Bishop Rock
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Introduction: During a voyage a ship developed a crack in its hull. The ships owners requested its classification society to inspect the damage. An employee of the classification society advised that the ship should be put into dry dock in order for repairs to be carried out.... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021

Antonaides v Villiers [1990]
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Introduction: Occupiers signed agreement expressly stated to be a license; whether agreement a sham. Mr Villiers and his partner signed separate but identical agreements to occupy a one bedroom flat owned by Mr Antonaides, where they would live as husband and wife.... Last modified: 28th Oct 2021