Tag: UK Law

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Fletcher v Autocar and Transporters
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The claimant, a chartered quantity surveyor, was driving along when a lorry driven by the defendants' employee negligently ran into his car....

Dickinson v Abel
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The taxpayer received this money despite not offering any services in relation to the eventual sale....

Darlington BC v Wiltshier Northern
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The agreement between WNL and the finance company stipulated that all rights and causes of action against WNL were assigned to DBC. DBC brought......

Duress by Threats | Duress Cases
14th Jun 2019
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.....

Garden Cottage Foods v Milk Marketing Board
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The Milk Marketing Board (MMB) produced most of the bulk butter in the UK. They announced they would no longer sell any to Garden Cottage Foods (GCF)....

Gray v Jones - Case Brief
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The defendant said the following to the claimant: “You are a convicted person. I will not have you here.” The claimant brought an action for slander....

Haystead v DPP - Case Summary
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: A man punched a woman twice in the face while she was holding her child in her arms. As a direct result of the two punches, the child fell......

E E Caledonia v Orbit Valve - Summary
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: This case was linked to the Piper Alpha platform disaster. The Claimants made a settlement with the estate of a deceased engineer......

DPP v Morgan - 1976
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The defendant was a Royal Air Force Pilot and he had invited his friends over to have sexual intercourse with his wife. He told them that any......

Harvey v Pratt - 1965
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The parties entered into an agreement for the lease of a petrol station and garage. The written agreement specified that the term of the lease was......

Euro-Diam Ltd v Bathurst
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The plaintiff’s business involved the supply of precious stones at home and abroad. The plaintiff entered into a contract of indemnity......

Herd v Weardale Steel Co - 1915
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: Herd (H) was a miner in a coal mine. H attended work at 9.30 am, and in the ordinary course of work he would be entitled......

Hollywood Silver Fox Farm v Emmett
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The claimant bred silver foxes for their fur. The foxes are, by their nature, of a timid disposition and are easily scared. When they are scared they are......

Green v Russell - 1959
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The question was whether this £1,000 was a benefit arising out of the death which should be taken into account and deducted from the agreed damages....

Scott v Avery Clause- An Introduction
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: In Russell on Arbitration, Scott v Avery clause was explained as: “While parties cannot by contract oust the jurisdiction of the courts ......

The Sounding Board of the Nation
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: A Key Function Of The House Of Commons Is To Hold The Executive To Account. How Effectively Does The House The House Of Commons Carry Out...

Requirements For Unfair Dismissal
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: The first requirement for unfair dismissal is that you must be an employee. An employee ‘is an individual who has entered into or works under ......

Feminist Criticism of Criminal Law
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: There has been much research by feminists into the area of criminal law, particularly since the 1960’s, which has produced many criticisms of the law in this area....

The Various Types of Cheques
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: INTRODUCTION Section 6 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 defines cheque as “a bill of exchange drawn on a specified banker and not ......

Contract Assignment
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: Pacta sunt servanda, (agreements are to be kept; treaties are to be observed) is a Roman maxim designed to encourage good practice in contracts...

The Definition of Redundancy
14th Jun 2019
Introduction: In the current economic climate, many employers are likely to be faced with the challenge of reducing operating costs and inevitably making ......