Tag: UK Law

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Wollerton and Wilson v Richard
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The defendant was a building company involved in a construction project which required the use of a crane. When the crane was erected......

Young v Kent County Council - Case Summary
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The claimant fell through a skylight whilst on the roof a school building which was accessed by pipework on the exterior of the building....

Weeks v Tybald - 1605
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The case derives from 1605. The defendant who was the father of a woman to whom the plaintiff sought to “woo” with the intention of marriage....

Vellino v Chief Constable of Manchester
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The plaintiff was well known to the local police, which were often called to arrest him at his second-floor flat. He sometimes evaded the......

White and Bluett - 1853
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The defendant was sued by his deceased father’s executors on a promissory note acknowledging a debt owed by the son which was signed by......

Undue Influence Cases
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: Cases on Undue Influence. Class 1 - Actual undue influence. Class 2 (2A and 2B)- Presumed undue influence...

Vernon v Bosley - (No. 1)
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The plaintiff suffered distress after witnessing fire fighters attempt to rescue her children from the wreckage of a car following a road traffic accident....

Welton v North Cornwall District Council
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The plaintiff was the owner of a guest house in North Cornwall. An environmental health officer employed by the defendant council to carry out......

Vacwell Engineering Co v BDH Chemicals
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The defendant, BDH Chemicals Ltd, supplied the complainant with chemicals contained in glass ampoules. This had a label stating ‘harmful vapour’ on it....

X City Council v MB
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: M, aged 25, had severe autistic spectrum disorder. He was cared for by P, who had arranged for him to meet his cousin in......

Williams v Roffey Bros - 1991
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The appellants subcontracted some work to Williams, a carpenter. When Williams fell behind with his work the appellants offered him bonus payment......

Young v Dalgety
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The appellant landlord entered into a lease which required the tenant to covenant to install light fittings and flooring to the property....

Woodrup v Nicol
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The claimant was a motor cyclist and was involved in a collision with the defendant motorist. He suffered serious injuries and was cared for by his father....

Wooldridge v Sumner
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: In this case, the sportsman merely made an error of judgement, and the claimant had chosen to position himself close enough to risk…...

Voluntary Manslaughter Cases | Provocation
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: Voluntary Manslaughter. When a defendant has caused a victim's death, and has been proved to have had the necessary mens rea for murder, he may be able to avoid a conviction for murder by establishing that he comes within the scope of the defence of either: Diminished responsibility, Provocation, Suicide Pact or Infanticide....

Thornton v Shoe Lane Parking - 1971
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: SLP contended the contract was made when Thornton received the ticket and parked his car. The ticket amounted to a contractual......

TSB Bank v Camfield - 1995
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: C stood as security for a loan from a bank for her husband’s business. C’s husband had made an innocent misrepresentation that the liability of the......

Woodward v Mayor of Hastings
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: The plaintiff, aged twelve, slipped on an icy surface on the step of a church whilst he was at school. He fell over and sustained injuries....

Wakefield v Duckworth
21st Jun 2019
Introduction: Mr Duckworth requested as low a price as possible for the photographs because his client was not a wealthy man. Mr Wakefield sought to recover the......