Significant cases you ought to know

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Cases

The most meaningful cases

They became milestones in the Courts of England and Wales

Wright v Gibbons
Joint tenancy, real property, three joint tenants, two tenants cross-transferring. This is a story of three sisters who collectively owned real estate. Two of them reassigned their possession to each other so that the rental fee could become a common lease. When they died, the third sister tried to refute their assumption, stating that the co-rent lasted. But, the High Court ruled against her.
Wright v Gibbons
Year
1949
Author
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Published
13 May 2019
Wright v Lodge & Shepherd
Law of tort, liability, dangerous driving, negligence, contribution. Mr Lodge was driving his truck in a dangerous way and lost control over his vehicle. He injured Mr Wright, caused the death of one more person, and hit Ms Shepard’s Mini. Mr Lodge claimed that Ms Shepard was liable as well for the accident, as her car stood in the wrong place. The Court held that Ms Shepard should compensate only 10% of expenditures and only to her passenger.
Wright v Lodge & Shepherd
Year
1993
Author
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Published
07 January 2018
Yip Chiu Cheung v Regina
Mens rea, drug trafficking, conspiracy, criminal attempts. The appellant was accused of conspiracy with the intention of illegally trading drugs. The undercover officer was involved in the operation. Even though there is no doubt that the undercover officer had the best intentions and had no mens rea, the Court stated that the Crown cannot administrate and give sanctions to crimes.
Yip Chiu Cheung v Regina
Year
1994
Author
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Published
19 July 2018
Yianni v Edwin Evans and Sons
Duty of care, tort law, negligence. The complainants agreed on a loan when appraisers completed a report for a building society. Afterward, the complainants found cracks in the purchased property and sued the appraisers for their negligence. The court favored the complainants.
Yianni v Edwin Evans and Sons
Year
1981
Author
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Published
30 March 2019
Yewen v Noakes
The definition of an employee. A long time ago, there was immunity from taxation for the premises, occupied by servants. The premises in question were occupied by a clerk who earned 150 pounds per year and who obviously was not a servant. Immunity from taxes could not be applied in this case.
Yewen v Noakes
Year
1881
Author
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Published
02 November 2017
Yaxley v Gotts
Constructive trusts, proprietary estoppel. Yaxley had an oral deal with the accused person about the renovation of a house. The defendant refused to perform his obligations, claiming there was no parol contract. The Court favored the plaintiff, saying that the oral agreement was also valid.
Yaxley v Gotts
Year
2000
Author
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Published
27 September 2018
With v O’Flanagan
Misrepresentation. There were negotiations about buying the medical practice of the accused. When the agreement was due, the initial price of the practice was not the same as the initial one. The plaintiff wanted to repeal the contract but the Court held that the representation was correct. The Court of Appeal canceled the initial decision, stating that the accused was obliged to inform that the circumstances had changed.
With v O’Flanagan
Year
1936
Author
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Published
10 April 2019
Wollerton and Wilson Ltd v Richard Costain Ltd
Trespassing air space, pointless remedy. Richard Costain Ltd was involved in a project that used a crane. Its jib went 50 feet above the applicant’s house. The Court stated that as no harm was done, the only mean of legal remedy the applicant could have was an injunction to be provided as an answer to the fact of trespassing.
Wollerton and Wilson Ltd v Richard Costain Ltd
Year
1970
Author
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Published
03 May 2018
Wong v Parkside Health NHS Trust
Psychiatric harm, harassment, the intention of damage, assault. Ms Wong claimed to be a victim of harassment by M and two other employees of Parkside Health NHS Trust. She sued M for the intentional infliction of harm and she was awarded 75 pounds in damages for the common assault. In 1998, Ms Wong sued Parkside Health NHS Trus for physical and psychological harm but the Court rejected the appeal.
Wong v Parkside Health NHS Trust
Year
2001
Author
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Published
16 August 2017
Wooldridge v Sumner
Defence if volenti non fit injuria, tort, negligence, sports. A horse show photographer was standing on the ring where the performance was being held when the rider lost control over the horse which knocked a man down. The complainant accused the defendant of being careless. The Court said that it was the case of the complainant’s negligence during his work that caused risk.
Wooldridge v Sumner
Year
1963
Author
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Published
22 August 2016
Withers v Perry Chain Co Ltd
Duty of care. Ms Withers was employed by Perry Chain Co Ltd and suffered from dermatitis, as she worked with dangerous substances. She demanded compensation for damages. Her claim failed, as the employer had no duty of care to an adult employee who voluntarily agreed to work with dangerous substances.
Withers v Perry Chain Co Ltd
Year
1961
Author
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Published
14 October 2018
Winkworth v Edward Baron Development Co Ltd
Property, equitable interest. Mr and Mrs Wing managed the company that owned their house. The house was sold and the apartment the couple moved into belonged to their company as well. To mortgage it, Mr Wing forged the signature of his wife. The company went bankrupt and the complainant demanded the possession of the property. The Court stated that Mrs Wing had the dominant interest in the property but the Court of Appeal held that no interest in her property could be dominant. The mortgage was considered legal.
Winkworth v Edward Baron Development Co Ltd
Year
1986
Author
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Published
25 February 2018
Wyatt v KF
Pension award, business competition. The company Kreglinger and Fernau offered Mr Wyatt a pension reward with the condition that he would not work in wool trade. The former manager agreed for such indemnification. He received a pension for nine years but then the payments stopped. Mr Wyatt sued Kreglinger and Fernau but his requirement was proclaimed to have no legal force and Mr Wyatt lost the case.
Wyatt v KF
Year
1933
Author
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Published
11 June 2019
White & Carter (Councils) Ltd v McGregor
An agreement between a garage representative and an advertising service was held, however some mistakes were made during the negotiations. The complainant started a campaign even though it was cancelled and asked the defendant for payment via court.
White & Carter (Councils) Ltd v McGregor
Year
1962
Author
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Published
22 November 2017
Wheeler v New Merton Board Mills Ltd
A complainant cut his hand off with a dangerous tool. The employer said the worker knew the safety technique and it was his own responsibility to maintain it. The court stated that it is an employer’s obligation to guarantee its workers safety when working with potentially dangerous equipment.
Wheeler v New Merton Board Mills Ltd
Year
1993
Author
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Published
09 November 2018
Wheeler v Copas
Complaints were representatives of a building company and had a deal with a local farmer to build additional premises for him. In the course of the work, the farmer was asked to bring a ladder. It turned out to be broken which led to damages to the builders as the duty of care was broken.
Wheeler v Copas
Year
1981
Author
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Published
02 February 2019
Wheeldon vs Burrows
God bless electricity. Even though this case is about property law, it became possible because of a lack of electricity and small windows in a workplace in one part of a land, which was shielded by a building that emerged on the nearby part of a land which was sold to another owner.
Wheeldon vs Burrows
Year
1879
Author
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Published
17 October 2019
Wheat v E Lacon & Co Ltd
Duty of care occurred when a guest of an inn died on a badly-lit staircase. However, the owners of the building told guests that the staircase was dangerous and should be used with caution. The owners were not liable for the death of the guest.
Wheat v E Lacon & Co Ltd
Year
1966
Author
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Published
05 June 2019
WG Clark (Properties) Ltd v Dupre Properties Ltd
A tenant rented a basement from a landlord and wanted to rent a courtyard as well. However, they could not sign the agreement as it turned out that the landlord was not the land owner. The tenant sued the landlord and the landlord sued the owner.
WG Clark (Properties) Ltd v Dupre Properties Ltd
Year
1992
Author
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Published
04 March 2015
Westminster City Council v Clarke
A hostel for homeless people asked Mr. Clarke to leave as he did not fulfill his obligations of a resident. Mr. Clarke sued the hostel. The court stated there were no tenancy rights included in this case and the claim was dismissed.
Westminster City Council v Clarke
Year
1992
Author
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Published
21 September 2016
Wenkheim v Arndt
What a great idea to start one’s married life with a claim to a court. This is what Wenkheim and Arndt decided back in 1873 for legal action when the husband-to-be sued his future wife for the acceptance-denial of a marriage proposal misunderstanding.
Wenkheim v Arndt
Year
1873
Author
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Published
11 November 2018
Welton v North Cornwall District Council
Who should be claimed guilty if an officer made a mistake: an officer or a body of authority? This question arose when an environmental health officer gave a wrong piece of advice to Mr. Welton concerning his restaurant and guest house. The accusation of the officer on duty was considered dangerous in this situation, and the court stated that no duty of care should be applied.
Welton v North Cornwall District Council
Year
1997
Author
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Published
17 April 2019
Webb v Paternosters Case
When rent is a personal interest, the licence is a property right. This case was the first one to demonstrate that if there are no property rights, no licence can be enforced.
Webb v Paternosters Case
Year
1619
Author
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Published
19 November 2016
Watts v Morrow
The complainant hired an inspector to analyze the state of a house before the purchase. The inspector had not noticed a major problem that led to additional costs the buyer had to bear and to a claim for loss reimbursement.
Watts v Morrow
Year
1991
Author
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Published
23 October 2016
Watts and Ready v Story
The claimant moved to his grandmother to take care of her. He was promised that she would leave him her possessions. However, when the woman died, it turned out that her grandson got much less than he expected. He applied to the court to get a proprietary estoppel. Due to multiple factors, his claim was dismissed.
Watts and Ready v Story
Year
1984
Author
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Published
05 May 2018
Watt v Hertfordshire County Council
The applicant received an injury while performing his duties as a fireman and he sued the fire department for negligence. The court stated that even though the situation was not safe, it was the only way to perform a rescuing activity and a life saved counted higher than a limb injured.
Watt v Hertfordshire County Council
Year
1954
Author
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Published
03 November 2017
Watford Electronics Ltd v Sanderson CFL Ltd
The reasonableness of a limitation clause in respect to computer software was in question in this case. The court stated that a limitation clause is still liable in the kind of contract in question.
Watford Electronics Ltd v Sanderson CFL Ltd
Year
2001
Author
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Published
20 July 2017
Ward v London County Council
The complainant was injured in an accident caused by a firefighting truck that did not stop at a red light. The firemen were in a hurry but was there a case of influence of social usefulness on the standard of care? The vehicle’s driver was claimed liable for the complainant’s injuries.
Ward v London County Council
Year
1938
Author
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Published
23 September 2016
Woodrup v Nicol
This case talks about the quantification of damages. The complainant became a victim of a car accident and decided to use a private medical care which significantly increased the sum of reimbursement a defendant was due to pay. The choice of medical care service was questioned.
Woodrup v Nicol
Year
1991
Author
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Published
07 February 2017
Wilson v Tyneside Window Cleaning Co.
Mr. Wilson sued the company he worked for for neglecting its duties on guaranteeing safety to its workers which resulted in injuries to the applicant. The claim was rejected, as the company warned Mr. Wilson to implement his duties in a way that would not put him under unnecessary risk, which Mr. Wilson failed to do.
Wilson v Tyneside Window Cleaning Co.
Year
1958
Author
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Published
09 April 2016
Wilson v Lombank
Mr. Wilson brought legal action against the company he bought a vehicle from. The representative of Lombank took possession over the vehicle that belonged to Mr. Wilson by mistake when Mr. Wilson left the car in the garage where he had a credit line. The court proclaimed that this was an infringement of possession rights and obliged Lombank to pay a reimbursement to the applicant.
Wilson v Lombank
Year
1963
Author
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Published
26 March 2017
Wilson & Clyde co Ltd v English
The complainant died as the result of an accident in the workplace. His colleagues witnessed that he was careless and the accident was totally his fault. The defendant stated that there was an employee to whom safety duties were delegated and there was no liability of the company. The court made another decision.
Wilson & Clyde co Ltd v English
Year
1938
Author
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Published
05 May 2018
Wilsher v Essex Area Health Authority
The claimant stated that due to faulty acts of a junior doctor, an infant received problems with eyes. The first-instant court agreed that the hospital was liable as its actions increased risks for a child. However, the Court of Appeal proclaimed that as the claimant cannot prove that exactly the doctor’s actions caused the infant’s injuries, the hospital was not liable for the incident.
Wilsher v Essex Area Health Authority
Year
1988
Author
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Published
09 June 2015
Willis v Hoare
The applicant granted a sub-lease to the defendant and the latter thought that after the first sub-lease period, the next one would be offered. However, the applicant wished to take possession over the land. As the terms of the next sub-lease were not clear, the court decided in favor of the applicant.
Willis v Hoare
Year
1999
Author
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Published
10 October 2019
Williams v Roffey Bros & Nichols (Contractors) Ltd
Constructors had to perform their refurbishment work on time. They hired a carpenter and offered him a bonus if he finished his work on time. However, the worker did not get his additional wage and sued the contractors. The court stated that such promises must be fulfilled.
Williams v Roffey Bros & Nichols (Contractors) Ltd
Year
1991
Author
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Published
03 March 2017
Williams v Morgan
The defendant got a loan for land. The main debt was to be paid on the 1st of January, 1914. Also, an interest payment twice a year was due. When the interest was not paid on time, the applicant decided to gain possession over the land even though the initial debt was not due yet. The court dismissed the claim.
Williams v Morgan
Year
1906
Author
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Published
21 March 2016
Williams v Hensman
A mother left eight of her children a material fund that should have been paid to them as a will. One child took his part of the money with no claims from other children. However, this problem arose: how should this kind of property be treated?. The court proclaimed it to be a joint tenancy.
Williams v Hensman
Year
1861
Author
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Published
04 August 2017
Williams & Glyn’s Bank Ltd v Boland
Wives bought houses which became their spousal houses and later on, their husbands had pledged the houses on legal grounds. The court stated that the right of a wife to live in her house exceeds legal responsibility.
Williams & Glyn’s Bank Ltd v Boland
Year
1981
Author
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Published
06 June 2019
Wilkinson v Downton
A bad joke can create a lot of damage. Mr. Downtown told Mrs. Wilkinson one and caused her psychological damage. The complainant wanted to get compensation from the joker. However, as the case was based on mischief and injustice, there was no way to prove that the complainant suffered more than was expected.
Wilkinson v Downton
Year
1897
Author
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Published
01 January 2019
Wilkes v Spooner
There were two butchers who leased two shops nearby. They had a restrictive agreement: they would not become direct competitors with each other. However, when the lease to the shop went from Spooner to his son, the latter refused to fulfill this restrictive agreement. The court stated that the lease with the son did not bind him in the same way as his father.
Wilkes v Spooner
Year
1911
Author
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Published
24 October 2016
White v Bluett
The complainant sued the son of a deceased father and demanded the payment of a debt as it was agreed before the debtor’s death. However, the son claimed he had his own agreements with his father according to which the son was not liable for his father’s debts. The court stated their agreement was not legitimate and the debt was due.
White v Bluett
Year
1853
Author
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Published
11 August 2018
White and Others v Chief Constable of the South Yorkshire Police
The Hillsborough disaster after a football match resulted in multiple court cases and one of them was from policemen to the chief constable. The policemen accused the latter of psychiatric harm due to negligence, but as there was no risk of physical harm, the claim was dismissed.
White and Others v Chief Constable of the South Yorkshire Police
Year
1999
Author
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Published
23 August 2018
Sutton v Mishcon de Reya
The Sutton v Mishcon de Reya case touches upon cohabitation contracts. The terms of the agreement in question showed that the relationships described had no juridical force as they were those of a master and a slave rather than those between family members.
Sutton v Mishcon de Reya
Year
2003
Author
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Published
12 March 2020
Sweet v Parsley
Stephanie Sweet was charged with managing premises where drugs were used even though it occurred without her knowledge. As there had been no mens rea in her deed, Mrs Sweet appealed.
Sweet v Parsley
Year
1970
Author
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Published
16 March 2019
Tabcorp Holdings Ltd v Bowen Investments Ltd
Bowen Investments company constructed an office building, a piece of property on which the defendant subsequently got a 10-year lease. The contract indicated that the defendant was not allowed to renovate the building without permission, but tenants destroyed the foyer inside the building.
Tabcorp Holdings Ltd v Bowen Investments Ltd
Year
2009
Author
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Published
07 July 2019
Tanner v Tanner
This case describes the possession of a house purchased for an unmarried parent and their children. When the father obtained possession over the house, the mother and children were evicted. There was an appeal against the possession being obtained exclusively by the father.
Tanner v Tanner
Year
1975
Author
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Published
06 March 2018
Target Home Loans Ltd v Clothier
The defendants mortgaged their home and failed to make payments. The plaintiff sought a permit for possession of the property. By the time the hearing took place, though the defendants had not managed to sell their land, their estate agent expected to sell it shortly.
Target Home Loans Ltd v Clothier
Year
1994
Author
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Published
01 February 2020
Tarleton v McGawley
The case examines intentional intimidation as unlawful interference in trade. The plaintiff was involved in trading on a ship, the Tarleton, with the local residents of Cameroon. The ship tried to interfere in this trade by shooting a cannon in an attempt to hit the Tarleton.
Tarleton v McGawley
Year
1793
Author
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Published
07 August 2017
Taylors Fashions Ltd v Liverpool Victoria Trustees Ltd
The claimants rented premises from the defendant and established the option to renew the lease contract. Although the defendants admitted that this option had been agreed upon, they considered it unenforceable as it had not been registered.
Taylors Fashions Ltd v Liverpool Victoria Trustees Ltd
Year
1982
Author
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Published
09 June 2019
Taylor V Caldwell
The plaintiff agreed to rent a concert hall from the defendant. Before the concert for which the premises had been rented, a fire occurred at the hall in question. The plaintiff sued for a breach of contract, but neither of the parties were to blame for the accident.
Taylor V Caldwell
Year
1863
Author
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Published
17 January 2018
Tenax Steamship Co v Owners of the Motor Vessel Brimnes
A ship was sold on the condition that the plaintiff could rent it once in a while.The defendants failed to pay on time for hiring the ship and the plaintiff withdrew the vessel and notified the defendant about it. The defendant read the message only after another payment for the rent had been made.
Tenax Steamship Co v Owners of the Motor Vessel Brimnes
Year
1974
Author
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Published
23 September 2018
Taylor v Laird
The plaintiff was the captain of the defendant’s ship and during a voyage, he gave up his post as captain and worked as a crew member. When the ship returned home, the plaintiff asked to be paid as a crew member, though the defendant was not aware of this change in positions.
Taylor v Laird
Year
1856
Author
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Published
15 October 2017
Theaker v Richardson
Richard wrote a letter to Theaker in which he accused her of adultery and being promiscuous. However, the husband of Theaker opened this letter. The trial established that the claim of libel was justified because Richardson could have foreseen that somebody else would open the letter.
Theaker v Richardson
Year
1962
Author
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Published
09 March 2020
The Calgarth
When entering the Manchester Ship Canal, a steam ship ran into a mooring chain. The canal was designed so as to ease the navigation of vessels within it. The Canal Company was held liable by the owners of the ship, and appealed.
The Calgarth
Year
1927
Author
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Published
07 May 2019
The Hansa Nord
A German company fulfilled a contract to sell a Dutch company 12,000 tons of citrus cellulose. However, after the product arrived, the Dutch party claimed that not all of it was in a good state and refused to buy the food as stipulated in the contract.
The Hansa Nord
Year
1976
Author
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Published
16 June 2019
The Post Chaser
One party agreed to sell palm oil to a second party that, in turn, aimed to resell it to a third party. The third party refused to purchase the oil, and the second party did so as well. The seller received less income despite the fact that it had an agreement with the buyer.
The Post Chaser
Year
1982
Author
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Published
27 August 2019
The Six Carpenters Case
The accused paid for dinner at a local tavern and had their meals served. When they asked for another serving but refused to pay for it, the plaintiff, who was the owner of the tavern, brought a charge of trespassing against his clients.
The Six Carpenters Case
Year
1572
Author
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Published
08 September 2018
Thoburn v Sunderland City Council
The claimants argued against the Units of Measurement Regulations of 1994. The claimants indicated that this document from 1994 was created to restore the conditions of the European Communities Act of 1972.
Thoburn v Sunderland City Council
Year
2003
Author
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Published
22 January 2019
Thomas v National Union of Mineworkers
The National Union of Miners organized multiple strikes on their worksite. Meanwhile, the claimant refused to participate in the strikes; instead, he was willing to continue working in the mines. The defendant who organized the strike, along with other people, threatened Thomas and his colleagues.
Thomas v National Union of Mineworkers
Year
1986
Author
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Published
05 March 2020
Thomas v Thomas
A husband said that he wanted his wife to live in their family house after his death. As he provided no will in writing to this effect, the wife was allowed to pay £1 per year to live in the house.
Thomas v Thomas
Year
1842
Author
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Published
07 August 2018
Thomas Witter Ltd v TBP Industries Ltd
The case examines misrepresentation during sale negotiations. The plaintiff wanted to purchase a carpet company from the defendant. While the parties were negotiating the sale of the company, the defendant misrepresented £120,000 as a one-off expense.
Thomas Witter Ltd v TBP Industries Ltd
Year
1996
Author
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Published
27 October 2019
Thompson v Bridges
The claimant was a teacher and principal of a high school. After the school obtained a trusteeship that consisted of the claimant’s opponents, the committee gathered to investigate the case of the principal’s misconduct in respect to older girls at his school.
Thompson v Bridges
Year
1925
Author
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Published
12 February 2020
Tinsley v Milligan
Ms. Tinsley and Ms. Milligan bought a house for cohabitation. They intended to be co-owners of the property but the estate had only been registered in Tinsley’s name. Milligan made a claim for the benefits, a claim her partner was aware of. When Tinsley tried to evict her partner from the premises, Milligan claimed half of the property shares.
Tinsley v Milligan
Year
1994
Author
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Published
30 May 2019
Toomes v Conset
The premises, which were the subject of the case, were rented for sixty years. The rent was a secondary security tool against a sum equal to 3.500 pounds. When the rental agreement expired, Toomes, the complainant, wanted possession of the premises returned to him, and wanted the defendant to vacate the premises.
Toomes v Conset
Year
1745
Author
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Published
03 November 2018
Torquay Hotel Co Ltd v Cousins
Mr. Cousins and other members of a trade union organized a strike at the hotels owned by the plaintiff. Consequently, the contractor Esso that provided oil to the plaintiff did not manage to make a delivery to the hotels being thus blocked. The plaintiff ordered a new delivery from another supplier with higher rates.
Torquay Hotel Co Ltd v Cousins
Year
1969
Author
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Published
01 March 2020
Tolley v Fry & Sons Ltd
The chocolate manufacturer, Fry & Sons Ltd., who used an image of the popular golfer Cyril Tolley for its advertisement, was accused of defamation. The image depicted the sportsman with a chocolate bar in his pocket. However, the claimant had not granted permission to use his image for the advertisement.
Tolley v Fry & Sons Ltd
Year
1931
Author
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Published
06 January 2020
Thompson v Foy
On the basis of an informal agreement, Thompson allowed her daughter Foy to construct an extension to the house that belonged to the claimant. The agreement also implied that Foy would possess both the land and the extension itself. Eventually, Foy decided to move to Spain along with her mother.
Thompson v Foy
Year
2009
Author
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Published
17 May 2018
Thorner v Major
Thorner filed a claim for his right to inherit the defendant's property. Specifically, Thorner had been working on the defendant's land for more than ten years without payment, and in return expected to inherit the property in the event of the defendant’s passing. However, the defendant had never explicitly declared that Thorner would inherit the land.
Thorner v Major
Year
2009
Author
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Published
20 March 2020
Thorpe v Brumfitt
P owned an inn, and the passage to the inn lay across M’s land. When the parties decided to set new boundaries, they established another route. According to the new terms, M was granted the right to use the passageway as well as a small part of land at its farthest edge.
Thorpe v Brumfitt
Year
1873
Author
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Published
26 June 2017
Tinn v Hoffman
The accused had offered the plaintiff the opportunity to buy iron from him at a reasonable price. The accused wanted the response to this proposition to be delivered by post. Later that same day, the plaintiff sent him a letter with a similar offer to purchase iron. A question concerning the validity of the two offers emerged.
Tinn v Hoffman
Year
1873
Author
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Published
18 October 2018
Thornton v Shoe Lane Parking Ltd
The parking company used by the plaintiff had put a note indicating that drivers would be parking vehicles at their own risk on the outside of their lot. The plaintiff paid for parking and left his car on the premises. As the company was not liable for any injuries that occurred on its territory, the plaintiff, who had an accident on the premises, sued the company for damages.
Thornton v Shoe Lane Parking Ltd
Year
1971
Author
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Published
07 January 2020
Thompson v T Lohan (Plant Hire) Ltd
The company of the accused hired industrial facilities and machine operators for their business. The plaintiff hired two operators of the accused and some machinery for the needs of his business. One of the operators was killed due to the negligence on the part of the other operator. The family of the killed worker claimed compensation both from the accused and the plaintiff.
Thompson v T Lohan (Plant Hire) Ltd
Year
1987
Author
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Published
19 June 2019
Thompson v Metropolitan Police Commissioner
The two plaintiffs of this case were attacked and beaten up by police officers employed by the accused. The plaintiffs reported an assault in addition to injuries, persecution, and unlawful imprisonment. Both of them suffered severe physical harm, and the court obligated the accused to cover the damages.
Thompson v Metropolitan Police Commissioner
Year
1998
Author
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Published
03 April 2019
Transco plc v Stockport MBC
The local council used a pipe to provide the houses situated close to it with water. There was a leak in the pipe which was fixed after some time, but the damage had already been done, as this pipe lay under a railway next to the claimant’s gas pipe.
Transco plc v Stockport MBC
Year
2004
Author
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Published
17 July 2019
Tower Hamlets LBC v Bromley LBC
The case involves the transfer of land and the conversion of property held in estates. London County Council purchased the statue of Henry Moore in 1962. When this organization ceased to exist, the GLC that replaced it became the new owner of the sculpture. After that, housing for the statue was transferred to the plaintiff’s company. The issue of who owned the sculpture arose.
Tower Hamlets LBC v Bromley LBC
Year
2015
Author
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Published
13 May 2018
Transco Plc v United Utilities Water Plc
Transco, a gas company, sued United Utilities Water for financial damages caused by the negligence and trespassing of the latter. UUW was requested to close the water supplementation in a particular territory due to street work. One of the employers of UUW, who was required to shut off the water valve, accidentally cut off the valve with gas instead.
Transco Plc v United Utilities Water Plc
Year
2005
Author
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Published
22 October 2019
Van Gend en Loos v Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen
Van Gend & Loos imported urea-formaldehyde from the Federal Republic of Germany to the Netherlands. When the vehicles of the company were at the Dutch border, the customs demanded higher charges for the import as the chemicals Van Gend & Loos were importing were reclassified and demanded higher charges.
Van Gend en Loos v Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen
Year
1963
Author
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Published
06 February 2018
Trendtex Trading Corporation v Credit Suisse
In England, the Central Bank of Nigeria [‘CBN’] was sued by Trendtex for damages. The compensation in the claim was USD 14 million. CBN turned to Credit Suisse for help in this debt recovery. In turn, Credit Suisse intended to use the same money for the recovery of its own debt for Trendtex.
Trendtex Trading Corporation v Credit Suisse
Year
1982
Author
In-house law experts
Published
17 November 2017
Tremain v Pike
Pike hired the plaintiff, Tremail, to act as a herdsman on their farm. During the work, the plaintiff contracted Weil's disease, which is transmitted and carried by rodents. The substance of the plaintiff's claim is Pike’s negligence in his employment duties and a failure to provide the necessary working conditions.
Tremain v Pike
Year
1969
Author
In-house law experts
Published
21 September 2019
Tribe v Tribe
The complainant and defendant are father and son. The father ran a retail company selling clothes from different shops. The complainant, who was the landlord of the store, had rented out and scheduled the demolition of two of his stores. The complainant insured the preservation of his interests and entrusted the company's shareholding to his son’s company, the son being the defendant in this case.
Tribe v Tribe
Year
1996
Author
In-house law experts
Published
15 October 2019
Trident Insurance v McNiece
A plant made a contract with an insurance company. According to their agreement, the policy of the insurer covered issues including public liability and work defects. The matter of the issue is that one of the workers employed by the plant received a severe injury while using a crane operator.
Trident Insurance v McNiece
Year
1988
Author
In-house law experts
Published
04 November 2018
Turkey v Awadh
A couple mortgaged a house to purchase a new dwelling. They rented their house to the wife’s father and his wife, and the two couples lived in the mortgaged house. Later, the young couple decided to transfer the house to the father on the condition that he paid £93,000, and when the father paid the money, he demanded that the house be transferred to him in full.
Turkey v Awadh
Year
2005
Author
In-house law experts
Published
21 December 2018
Tulk v Moxhay
This is a case about selling land under special conditions about its future use and binding the next purchasers to use the land according to that initial agreement.
Tulk v Moxhay
Year
1848
Author
In-house law experts
Published
25 November 2017
TSB Bank plc v Camfield
C. acted as security for a loan when her husband borrowed money for his business from a bank. The husband misrepresented the liability of his enterprise, as he said it would cost £15,000, when in fact, the liability was unlimited. When the husband’s business failed, the bank demanded the marital home and repayment of the owed money but the wife appealed the court’s decision.
TSB Bank plc v Camfield
Year
1995
Author
In-house law experts
Published
29 February 2020
Tuberville v Savage
Concerning a threat that could be interpreted as a possible future assault. One man laid his hand on his sword and said to another, “If it were not assize-time, I would not take such language from you.” Under such circumstances, it was unclear whether laying a hand on the sword and accusing another man of misusing his language was an unlawful assault that implied potential violence.
Tuberville v Savage
Year
1669
Author
In-house law experts
Published
15 April 2017
United Bank of Kuwait plc v Sahib
Sahib was a defendant who owned half of a house’s share. His title documents were held to the good of other respondents, the SGA bank, as the warranty of the loan. During the procedure of the house sale, the complainant, the United Bank of Kuwait, received a foreclosure over the share of the main respondent.
United Bank of Kuwait plc v Sahib
Year
1997
Author
In-house law experts
Published
13 December 2018
Ward v Tesco Stores Ltd
The claimant got injuries as he slipped on yogurt. It was spilled in the shop that belonged to the respondent. The respondent insisted that there was a strict sanitation policy in their shop. The claimant applied to the Court and accused the defendant of carelessness.
Ward v Tesco Stores Ltd
Year
1976
Author
In-house law experts
Published
19 October 2017
Vacwell Engineering Co v BDH Chemicals Ltd
BHD Chemicals Ltd was a supplier of chemicals enclosed in fragile glass containers. These ampoules were marked with a “harmful vapour” warning note. The laboratory workers accidentally broke one of the ampules. The damages included the death of one chemist and the breakage of the laboratory’s roof and the nearby walls.
Vacwell Engineering Co v BDH Chemicals Ltd
Year
1971
Author
In-house law experts
Published
23 January 2020
Walker v Northumberland County Council
Mr Walker was employed by the respondent and had a job as a social worker. Because of unfavorable emotional pressure from the respondent and the immense workload, the complainant suffered a nervous breakdown in 1986. After the complainant had come back to work, he asked for essential assistance but the respondent didn’t suggest help of any kind.
Walker v Northumberland County Council
Year
1995
Author
In-house law experts
Published
03 March 2020
Wall v Collins
The claimer stated that he has the right to use the track that partly lied on his property and partly on the appellee’s property. The appellee said that this right was active in the past, but the changes in the form of property the claimer had has affected his right of way.
Wall v Collins
Year
2007
Author
In-house law experts
Published
15 December 2019
Vellino v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police
The claimant’s neighbors often called the police, as Mr. Vellino constantly broke the law by making noise at late hours. Whenever the police arrived, Mr. Vellino would jump down from his balcony and run away. This time, however, the claimant’s jump resulted in severe damages to his health, which led him to bring action against the Chief Constable for negligence during the arrest.
Vellino v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police
Year
2002
Author
In-house law experts
Published
12 November 2018
Wakefield v Duckworth
Mr Wakefield worked as a professional photographer and the respondent, Mr Duckworth, was a solicitor. The respondent wanted to buy photographs for a case to use in his defense of a client. Since the respondent’s client was a person with a very low income, Mr Duckworth asked the complainant to sell the photos for a minimal price, but the complainant wanted the full sum of money to be paid.
Wakefield v Duckworth
Year
1915
Author
In-house law experts
Published
21 August 2018
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