Contracts Law in UK Law

  • Investors Compensation Scheme Ltd v West Bromwich Building Society
    • House of Lords
    • 19 Jun 1997,19 Jun 1997
    ......His lawyer would reply that abatement has a technical meaning in the law of nuisance, and in connection with contracts for the sale of goods and the provision of services. But otherwise it simply means reduction. It has no technical meaning in relation to rescission. ......
  • M'Alister or Donoghue (Pauper) v Stevenson
    • House of Lords
    • 26 May 1932
  • Hedley Byrne & Company Ltd v Heller & Partners Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 28 May 1963
    ......Peek. The whole of the doctrine as to fiduciary relationships, as to the duty of care arising from implied as well as express contracts, as to the duty of care arising from other special relationships which the courts may find to exist in particular cases, still remains, and I should ......
  • Mannai Investment Company Ltd v Eagle Star Life Assurance Company Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 21 May 1997
    ......The approach in Reardon Smith Line Ltd. v. Yngvar Hansen-Tangen [1976] 1 W.L.R. 989 , which deals with the construction of commercial contracts, is by analogy of assistance in respect of unilateral notices such as those under consideration in the present case. Relying on the reasoning in Lord ......
  • Antaios Compania Naviera S.A. v Salen Rederierna A.B.
    • House of Lords
    • 26 Jul 1984
    ...... the extension of the use of the expression "purposive construction" from the interpretation of statutes to the interpretation of private contracts, I agree with the passage I have cited from the arbitrators' award and I take this opportunity of re-stating that if detailed semantic and ......
  • Western Excavating (ECC) Ltd v Sharp
    • Court of Appeal
    • 14 Nov 1977
    ......They introduce a new concept into contracts of employment. It is that the employer must act reasonably in his treatment of his employees. If he conducts himself or his affairs so unreasonably ......
  • Reardon Smith Line Ltd v Yngevar Hansen-Tangen (trading as H. E. Hansen-Tangen)
    • House of Lords
    • 07 Oct 1976
    ...... was ready for delivery the market had collapsed, owing to the oil crisis of 1974, so that the charterers' interest was to escape from their contracts by rejecting the vessel. The ground on which they hoped to do so was that the vessel tendered did not correspond with the contractual description. . ......
  • Spiliada Maritime Corporation v Cansulex Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 19 Nov 1986
  • Chartbrook Ltd v Persimmon Homes Ltd and another
    • House of Lords
    • 01 Jul 2009,01 Jul 2009
    ...... Moncreiff (at (1877) 4 R 58 , 64) had laid down a principle which was nearly accurate but not quite when he said that in all mercantile contracts "whether they be clear and distinct or the reverse, the Court is entitled to be placed in the position in which the parties stood before they ......
  • Re Elgindata Ltd (No 2)
    • Court of Appeal
    • 11 Jun 1992
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