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R (Anderson) v Secretary of State

Anderson received mandatory life sentences after having been convicted of two murders. The Secretary of State set a longer than recommended…

Andrews Brothers v Singer – 1934

The claimants and defendants entered into an agreement which stipulated that the claimants would be sole dealers of the claimant’s cars…

Anns v Merton London Borough Council

The local authority approved building plans for a block of flats and the flats were built later that year. However, by 1970 structural…

Antonaides v Villiers [1990]

Occupiers signed agreement expressly stated to be a license; whether agreement a sham

Antonio v Antonio – 2010

The parties used to be married and were also involved in business together. Mrs Antonio owned a lucrative business. While still married…

Appleby v Myers

The plaintiffs had a contract with the defendant to erect machinery on his premises at a specific price for particular…

Appleton v Garrett – Case Summary

The claimants were patients of the defendant dentist, who had carried out unnecessary treatment upon them. The defendant had deliberately…

Archbolds Freightage v Spanglett

The plaintiffs, Archbolds, were carriers who subcontracted with the defendants, Spanglett, to take a quantity of whisky from Leeds to London.

Archer v Williams – 2003

The claimant (A) was the wife of a well-known politician. A previously employed the defendant (W) as a personal assistant.

Arcos v EA Ronaasen & Son – 1933

English purchasers concluded a contract for the sale of staves of timber wood from the English agents of a Russian company for the purposes of…

Armstrong v Shepperd

The defendant built a sewer on land belonging to the claimant, but before doing so consulted with the claimant and the claimant raised…

Armstrong v Shepperd and Short Ltd

The availability of an injunction for trespass where damage was very limited. Whether oral agreement could create an easement.

Arthur JS Hall v Simons

In the first case, in a protracted dispute for a building, the plaintiff’s solicitors acted for the opposite side. In the second case, during matrimonial…

Ashburn Anstalt v Arnold

The defendant was the successor-in-title to a company which persuaded the claimant to sell his lease to the company in exchange for a promise…

Ashe v National Westminster Bank

Mortgagors, who were husband and wife, owned a long leasehold interest in the house in which they lived. In 1989 they granted a charge…

Ashmore, Benson, Pease v A V Dawson

In 1967 the plaintiffs, Ashmore, Benson, Pease & Co, manufactured tube tanks. The defendants, AV Dawson, a haulage company…

Aslan v Murphy (No 1)

Landlord and tenant; whether agreement is a lease which expressly excludes exclusive possession

Atlas Express v Kafco

The Kafco imported basket ware and entered a contract with Atlas to sell and deliver baskets to Atlas retail stores. Atlas tried to negotiate a further…

Attia v British Gas

C engaged British Gas (D) to install a new central heating system in her home but returned to find that her loft had caught fire. The house and its contents…

Attorney-General v Antrobus [1905] 2 Ch 188

The case concerned Stonehenge and the public’s right of access to it. The site’s owner had taken steps to protect the monument by enclosing it with…