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Intoxicating Substance (Supply) Act 1985
Act Summaries
Introduction: The Intoxicating Substance (Supply) Act 1985 is a short piece of legislation, designed to prohibit the supply of drugs, not controlled by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.... Last modified: 6th Oct 2021

Criminal Damage Act 1971
Act Summaries
Introduction: The Criminal Damage Act 1971 is the leading piece of legislation, concerning offences involving damage to property. In April 1969, the Law Commission released a working paper and subsequently in 1970 – a report, which aimed to review the criminal law on the offences of damage to property.... Last modified: 6th Oct 2021

R v McNaughten - M'Naghten
Case Summaries
Introduction: M'Naughten murder and pleas of not guilty by reason of insanity. In January 1843, at the parish of Saint Martin, Middlesex, Daniel M’Naghten took a pistol and shot Edward Drummond, who he believed to the British Prime Minister Robert Pell, wounding him fatally.... Last modified: 6th Oct 2021

M'Naghten Rules: Knowledge of Wrong and the Windle Case
Criminal Law
Introduction: This essay will consider whether the “Knowledge of Wrong” as defined by M’Naghten is a satisfactory test of criminality or not, and explore the argument for a review.... Last modified: 6th Oct 2021

Lowery v Walker - 1911
Case Summaries
Introduction: The defendant was the owner of a savage horse which he knew had the potential to cause damage to other individuals and without warning; he placed into a field to graze, knowing that members of the public cross on their path to a local railway station.... Last modified: 6th Oct 2021

Morgan Crucible v Hill Samuel
Case Summaries
Introduction: The plaintiffs were bidding to take over a third party company, which was being advised by the defendants. During the bidding process, the defendants made a number of negligent misrepresentations to the third party company, which resulted the plaintiffs suffering a loss.... Last modified: 6th Oct 2021

R v M (J) and Another - 2012
Case Summaries
Introduction: JM and SM had been involved in a fight with a few doormen in a nightclub. One of the doormen, who had no signs of health problems, had a renal artery aneurysm and died. JM and SM were charged with affray and manslaughter caused by an unlawful act (affray being the unlawful act). ... Last modified: 6th Oct 2021

White and Others v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire
Case Summaries
Introduction: The claimants (C) were all police officers who had been on duty within Hillsborough Stadium during the eponymous disaster, in which 95 Liverpool FC fans were killed and many others injured.... Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

White v Jones - 1995
Case Summaries
Introduction: Considers professional negligence and the circumstances in which a third party can bring a claim on such grounds. A man, Mr White, wished to change his will so as to leave £9000 for the benefit of his two daughters, who he had chosen to exclude at the point of his will’s initial drafting.... Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

Watt v Hertfordshire County Council - 1954
Case Summaries
Introduction: The claimant worked for the fire department, and was answering a call involving a woman trapped under a lorry near the fire station. This involved moving a heavy piece of equipment to the scene to lift the lorry. ... Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

Re A (Conjoined Twins: Medical Treatment)
Case Summaries
Introduction: The parents of conjoined twins, M and J, appealed against a decision to allow an operation to surgically separate them which would result in the death of M. M had severe brain abnormalities, no lungs and was supplied with blood by her sister.... Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

Hillas and Co v Arcos
Case Summaries
Introduction: Interpretation of Terms – Agreement to Negotiate – Enforceability. Hillas bought some timber from the timer merchants Arcos Ltd. They purchased 22,000 units of timber, and the agreement also contained an option that they would be able to buy up to 100,000 units the next year at a discounted rate of 5%. ... Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

Great Peace Shipping v Tsavliris
Case Summaries
Introduction: The defendants, Tsavliris Salvage International Ltd, were a company that offered salvaging facilities to ships in the South Indian Ocean that needed assistance. A ship called the Cape Providence required help after it had endured structural damage at sea.... Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

British Railways v Pickin
Case Summaries
Introduction: Validity of statute; private Act. A private Act of Parliament from 1836 said that if a railway line was abandoned, the land beneath the tracks should become the property of the owners of the adjoining lands.... Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

Lewis v Averay - 1972
Case Summaries
Introduction: The complainant, Mr Lewis, was a postgraduate that wanted to sell his car. He met with somebody interested in buying the car, who was actually a rogue that was impersonating a famous actor, Richard Greene.... Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

Hartog v Colin and Shields
Case Summaries
Introduction: The defendants, Colin and Shields, were hide merchants that were based in London. The complainant, Hartog, was a furrier from Belgium. The defendants entered into an oral agreement with the complainant to sell him 30,000 Argentinian hare skins and this would be at a price of 10d per skin.... Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

Ireland v United Kingdom 1979-80
Case Summaries
Introduction: Ireland v United Kingdom is a European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) principally concerning the threshold at which ‘cruel and unusual treatment’ becomes ‘torture’ for the purposes of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)... Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

R v Thomas - 1985
Case Summaries
Introduction: A school caretaker was convicted on two counts of indecent assault on female students. The first count concerned an 11-year-old girl’s allegation that the caretaker rubbed the bottom of her skirt and lifted it on two occasions, yet with no witnesses.... Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

Dunlop v New Garage
Case Summaries
Introduction: The Claimant (C) manufactured and supplied goods to the Respondents (R) who were dealers and under an agreement C prohibited R from selling than their list price sold an item under the list price, hence C bought a claim in the breach of contract and wanted R to pay a sum of 5l.... Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

R v Kimsey - 1996
Case Summaries
Introduction: Kimsey (K) and Osbourne (O) were driving at high speeds in extremely close convoy. Whilst doing so, there was an accident in which O’s car clipped a verge and span out of control, collided with the side of K’s car and went into the path of oncoming traffic.... Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

R v Gomez - 1993
Case Summaries
Introduction: Dishonest appropriation of property by using stolen cheques to mislead shop manager. The defendant, Gomez (G) was an assistant shop manager. G colluded with two accomplices who were in possession of stolen cheques.... Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

Yewen v Noakes - 1880
Case Summaries
Introduction: The definition of an employee. There was a statutory exemption for premises which were occupied by a “servant” or person occupying the premises “for the protection thereof.”... Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

Bonnington Castings v Wardlaw - 1956
Case Summaries
Introduction: The onus and standard of proof in personal injury claims for an employer’s breach of statutory duty. The employee of a dressing shops foundry was exposed to noxious dust from swing grinders, allegedly causing him to contract pneumoconiosis.... Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

Elitestone Ltd v Morris
Case Summaries
Introduction: Freeholders issued proceedings for possession against Mr Morris who occupied a bungalow on the freehold land. The bungalow was situated on top of concrete blocks but was not attached to them.... Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

R v Dica - 2004
Case Summaries
Introduction: Criminal – Assault Inflicting Grievous bodily harm – Transmitting disease through consensual sexual intercourse. The defendant, Mohamed Dica was charged with inflicting two counts of grievous bodily harm under s 20 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861.... Last modified: 5th Oct 2021