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Legal Case Summaries

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Attorney-General v De Keyser’s Royal Hotel

The claimants, De Keyser’s Royal Hotel, were the owners of a London Hotel that had been used by some members of the armed forces in World War One…

Attorney General v Hartwell

L, a British Virgin Islands policeman, abandoned his post and travelled to another island. He went into a bar, where his former partner…

Attorney-General v Jonathan Cape Ltd

A Cabinet minister kept a diary of Cabinet discussions and events with the intention to once publish the contents in a book.

Attorney General v PYA Quarries

The defendants operated a quarry and used a blasting technique which emitted large quantities of dust and noise, as well as causing vibrations…

Attorney-General’s Reference (No. 1 of 1975)

The defendant added alcohol to a motorist’s soft drink without the motorist’s knowledge or consent, despite knowing that the motorist would be driving…

Attwood v Lamont – 1920

The plaintiff was a tailor and general outfitter who employed the defendant as an assistant. In the contract of employment, the defendant agreed…

Austerberry v Corporation of Oldham

COVENANT TO REPAIR, DEDICATION TO THE PUBLIC, TOLLS, TURNPIKE ROAD, HIGHWAY REPAIRABLE BY THE INHABITANTS AT LARGE, STREET

Austin v Keele (1987)

The parties, in this case, had a long business arrangement. The case was concerned with the dissolution of a…

Automatism Cases | Parallelewelten

Automatism Cases. The defendant had driven eratically while suffering from hypo-glycaemia (low blood sugar level caused by an excess of insulin in the bloodstream), but was convicted of driving without due care and…

Avon Finance v Bridger

The Bridgers were an elderly couple. They bought a house with their son’s help who was a chartered accountant. The son made arrangements for…

Avon Insurance v Swire Fraser – Facts

The claimant was a stop loss insurance company which made a claim against the defendant insurance brokers under the Misrepresentation Act 1967…

Avraamides v Colwill – 2006

Avraamides contracted Bathroom Trading Company (BTC) to complete two bathroom refurbishments. BTC was later sold to Colwill.

B & S v Leathley – 1979

The defendants, B and S, entered a freezer container that had been placed in a farmyard and stole goods from it. The container was resting on sleepers…

B & S Contracts & Design Ltd v Victor Green

The plaintiffs were contracted to erect stands in a stadium. The contract specified that the Plaintiffs would make every effort to complete the works…

Bagum v Hafiz and another

Court’s discretionary powers in relation to co-ownership in trusts of land.

Bahr v Nicolay (No. 2)

The appellant agreed to sell their land to the first respondent, with an option to buy it back later. The first respondent later sold the land…

Bailey v Stephens – 1862

This case dealt with the issue of proximity in the law on easements in England & Wales. In particular, it was disputed whether it is possible for a…

Bailey v Stephens (1862)

This case dealt with the issue of proximity in the law on easements in England & Wales.

Baker v Willoughby – 1970

The complainant, Mr Baker, was a pedestrian who had been knocked down by the defendant driving a car in September 1964. The negligent driving by the…

Banco Exterior Internacional v Mann

The defendants, Mr and Mrs Mann, lived in a property registered in the husband’s sole name. Mr Mann applied for a loan from the claimant bank…