Tag: UK Law

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St Helen's Smelting Co v Tipping - 1865
5th Jan 2021
Introduction: The claimant was the owner of a large country house with over a thousand acres of land. This land was close to a copper smelting factory which had long......

Ancell v McDermott
5th Jan 2021
Introduction: The first defendant, while driving his car, ran over an aluminum tube which had fallen from the fourth defendant’s truck, ruptured his fuel tank, leaving......

Stovin v Wise - 1996
5th Jan 2021
Introduction: A local authority was aware that a bank of land was obstructing the view at a junction where three accidents had occurred in the previous twelve years....

Barrett v Ministry of Defence
5th Jan 2021
Introduction: The plaintiff was the widow of the deceased, who was a British naval army serviceman. He died of asphyxiation on his own vomit after......

Kent v Griffiths - 2000
5th Jan 2021
Introduction: The plaintiff, Kent, was pregnant and had asthma. She was attended by her GP who dialled 999 and requested an ambulance to take......

Capital and Counties v Hampshire CC
5th Jan 2021
Introduction: The decision is on three conjoined appeals from three separate decisions. Hampshire County Council (HCC) – the defendant, appealed a decision that the......

Knightley v Johns - 1982
5th Jan 2021
Introduction: Mr Johns was driving negligently and this resulted in a crash where his car overturned near the exit of a tunnel. Due to the crash, two police officers......

Hill v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire
5th Jan 2021
Introduction: The plaintiff’s 20-year-old daughter was attacked at night in a city street and died from her injuries. The defendant was a chief constable of the area in......

Parsons (Livestock) v Uttley Ingham
5th Jan 2021
Introduction: Parsons ordered a bulk storage hopper to store pignuts to feed their top-grade pigs from the defendants. When installing the hopper, the defendants failed......

Avon Insurance v Swire Fraser - Facts
4th Jan 2021
Introduction: The claimant was a stop loss insurance company which made a claim against the defendant insurance brokers under the Misrepresentation Act 1967......

Spurling v Bradshaw - 1956
4th Jan 2021
Introduction: Bradshaw alleged Spurling were negligent, and in breach of an implied term to take reasonable care of the barrels because they had left them......

Alan v El Nasr
4th Jan 2021
Introduction: This case concerns the sale of coffee beans between a Kenyan coffee business (A) and a Tanzanian based buyer (El Nasr), who then resold the product....

D & C Builders v Rees
4th Jan 2021
Introduction: The builders sought payment from Rees for building work done and materials supplied in respect of alterations and repairs completed on Rees’ shop....

Matrimonial Causes Act 1973
4th Jan 2021
Introduction: The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) is the law within England and Wales that governs divorce. Prior to the enactment of the MCA 1973, the first law that governed divorce was the Matrimonial Causes Act 1857 (MCA 1857)....

Hammond v Mitchell [1991]
4th Jan 2021
Introduction: Cohabitee seeking equitable interest in property held in sole name of former partner....

Lavarack v Woods of Colchester
4th Jan 2021
Introduction: Lavarack was employed by Woods of Colchester (WOC). Under the employment contract, he was to earn £4,000 per year and such bonuses as the directors......

Davis v Johnson
30th Dec 2020
Introduction: Exclusion orders of a cohabiting joint tenant from a matrimonial home under the Domestic Violence and Matrimonial......

Merritt v Merritt - 1970
30th Dec 2020
Introduction: Mr Merritt contended the agreement was a domestic arrangement between husband and wife and there was no intention to create legal relations......

Campbell v Mirror Group Newspapers - 2004
30th Dec 2020
Introduction: The claimant was supermodel Naomi Campbell (C). She had made public statements that she did not take drugs. The defendant newspaper published......

R v Khan [1990] 2 All ER 783
30th Dec 2020
Introduction: Four men, Mohammed Iqbal Khan, Mahesh Dhokia, Jaswinder Singh Banga and Navaid Faiz (A) were charged with the attempted rape of a......

Coroners and Justice Act 2009
30th Dec 2020
Introduction: The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 ('the Act') changes the law on coroners and criminal justice in England and Wales. The Act is divided into nine parts......