Tag: UK Law

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Watts and Another v Morrow- [1991] 1 W.L.R. 1421
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: The case was first brought to court in November 1987, after the claimant, Mr. and Mrs. Watts had discovered that the property they had purchased required repairs not mentioned by the defendant, a surveyor, in his report in August 1986 prior to their purchasing of the property at a cost of £177,500, £2,500 over the asking price....

The Breach of a Legal Duty
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: Negligence may be defined as ‘the breach of a legal duty to take care that results in damage undesired by the defendant to the claimant’....

Trust Properties
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: In the scenario presented there are various trust properties that need to be examined, to see whether or not they have fulfilled the required formalities to create an express trust or whether they will pass through the testators will...

The Place of the Doctrine of Parliamentary
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: The Parliament is one of the pillars of separation of powers and it is the main legislative body in the UK. The theory of parliamentary sovereignty...

The Law of Torts
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: There remains, in my opinion, just because ‘shock’ in its nature is capable of affecting so wide a range of people, a real need for the law to place some limitation on the extent of admissible claims...

R v Chan Fook
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: The appellant, Mr Chan-Fook, had accused the victim, a lodger, of the theft of his fiancé’s engagement ring. The appellant, after striking the victim......

R v Collins - 1973
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: The defendant, Collins, climbed up to the window of a young woman at 4:00 a.m. When she awoke and saw him on her window sill....

R v Instan - 1893
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: Instan was cared for and maintained by her seventy-three-year-old aunt who was the deceased in this case. The deceased was healthy......

R v Hayward
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: A husband and wife had an argument that led to the husband chasing his wife out into the street. The wife collapsed during this altercation and died....

R v Thomas - 1985
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: A school caretaker was convicted on two counts of indecent assault on female students. The first count concerned an 11-year-old girl......

R v Savage
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: The defendant was charged with unlawful and malicious wounding contrary to Offences Against the Person Act 1861, s 20. The defendant had thrown a......

R v Moloney - 1985
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: The defendant and his stepfather who had a friendly and loving relationship were engaged in a drunken competition to see......

R v Parmenter - 1991
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: The defendant was prosecuted under four counts of grievous bodily harm for injuries inflicted upon his infant son, including bruises......

R v Rai
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: In June of 1996 the defendant, Rai, applied to Birmingham City Council’s social services for a grant in order to adapt the bathroom in his home for his......

R v Cole - 1994
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: The appellant (C) was convicted of two robberies. He claimed the defence of duress on the basis that he was “desperate” for money as he owed money......

R v Devonald - 2008
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: The defendant, believing the victim to have treated his daughter badly during their relationship, posed as a young woman to correspond with......

R v Codere - 1916
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: C appealed against his conviction for murder. At trial, expert witnesses had disagreed on whether he could be certified as insane....

R v Robinson - 1977
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: The defendant was owed £7 by a woman. He approached the woman’s husband brandishing a knife, and a fight ensued during which the woman’s......

R v Jordan - 1956
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: Jordan, who worked for the United States Air Force, stabbed a man as the result of a disturbance. The victim died in hospital eight......

R v Clarke [1972] 1 All ER 219
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: The defendant was apprehended for shoplifting after she placed certain items (including a jar of coffee, a jar of mincemeat and butter)......

R v Pembliton
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: The defendant was ejected from a pub and became engaged in a physical altercation in the street. This escalated until he threw a large stone at his......

R v Chan Wing-Siu
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: On May 31st 1980, the Appellant along with two others, in Kowloon, entered the premises of the two victims (a husband and wife) in order to collect a debt....

R v Jackson - 1985
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: Four members of a gang agreed to shoot a friend of theirs in the leg. He was on trial for burglary and it was hoped by the gang members that being shot in......

R v Sharp 1857
3rd Jul 2019
Introduction: The defendant was accused of breaking and entering a burial ground and removing the remains of his mother who was buried there. He did this under.......