Tag: UK Law

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Rudge v Richens
24th Jun 2019
Introduction: The plaintiff lender took possession of mortgaged premises and sold them after a default in mortgage payments. The defendant borrower pleaded......

Taylor v Laird - Case Brief
24th Jun 2019
Introduction: The claimant was employed as the captain of a ship which was owned by the defendants. Whilst in a foreign port during the course......

Sirros v Moore - 1975
24th Jun 2019
Introduction: Sirros, the plaintiff, was an alien, who visited the UK, who was fined and recommended for deportation for breach of Aliens Order 1953......

Trespass To The Person Cases
24th Jun 2019
Introduction: Trespass To The Person. In an action for damages for assault and false imprisonment it appeared that the plaintiff had contracted with the defendants to enter their wharf and stay there till the boat should start and then be taken by the boat to the other side....

Tomlin v Standard Telephones and Cables
24th Jun 2019
Introduction: A man claimed against his employers for damages for personal injuries sustained during the course of his employment. The man’s solicitor and......

Troughton v MPC
24th Jun 2019
Introduction: The defendant got into a taxi whilst heavily intoxicated and asked to be driven to Highbury but did not specify his address....

Withers v Perry Chain Co Ltd - 1961
24th Jun 2019
Introduction: Ms Withers was employed by the defendant factory doing bicycle hub assembly work. She contracted dermatitis from having contact with grease....

Public Institutions and Parliament
24th Jun 2019
Introduction: Public Institutions and Parliament. To illustrate the point, it must be said that the vast majority of countries have a written constitution, videlicet, a single document which encompasses all of the above, for example the Constitution of the USA (within which is found the......

Dishonestly Appropriates Property
24th Jun 2019
Introduction: A person is guilty of theft if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving them of it...

Foundation in Property Law
24th Jun 2019
Introduction: Property rights in land fall into two categories, 'legal’ and 'equitable’....

Sim v Stretch - 1936
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The claimant had a housemaid for a limited period of time, who re-entered the service of the defendant. Upon the maid’s arrival, the defendant sent......

Re Polemis and Furness, Withy & Co
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: Employees of the defendant had been loading cargo into the underhold of a ship when they negligently dropped a large plank of wood....

Rodway v Landy
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: Two doctors jointly purchased a property for the purposes of running a medical practice from it. The doctors contributed to the purchase......

Scott v Shepherd - 1773
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The defendant threw a squib, which is a small, lit firework, into a busy marketplace with lots of people and stalls. In order to protect themselves......

Theaker v Richardson
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The defendant (R) wrote to the plaintiff (T) accusing her of, amongst other things, being “a very dirty whore.” T’s husband opened the letter thinking......

Smith v Hughes
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The complainant, Mr Smith, was a farmer and the defendant, Mr Hughes, was a racehorse trainer. Mr Smith brought Mr Hughes a sample......

Smith v Mawhood - 1845
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The plaintiff, a London tobacconist entered into a contract to sell a quantity of tobacco to the defendant. Under the relevant Excise Act any......

Reynolds v Times Newspapersu
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The plaintiff was a former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland. He began proceedings against a British newspaper publisher in relation......

Smith v Austin Lifts
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The plaintiff was a fitter who was employed by the first defendants, who had contracted the second defendants to maintain a lift on their premises....

Storey v Ashton - Case Summary
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The defendant in this case, was a wine merchant who, in the course of employment, sent his clerk and his car man off with a horse and cart to make a......