Contracts Law in UK Law

  • Investors Compensation Scheme Ltd v West Bromwich Building Society
    • House of Lords
    • 19 a 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 l 1932
  • Hedley Byrne & Company Ltd v Heller & Partners Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 28 l 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 l 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 ......
  • Western Excavating (ECC) Ltd v Sharp
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 14 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 ......
  • Malik and Mahmud v Bank of Credit and Commerce International SA
    • House of Lords
    • 12 a 1997
    ....... . 8 In the Court of Appeal and in your Lordships' House the parties were agreed that the contracts of employment of these two former employees each contained an implied term to the effect that the bank would not, without reasonable and proper ......
  • Reardon Smith Line Ltd v Yngevar Hansen-Tangen (trading as H. E. Hansen-Tangen)
    • House of Lords
    • 07 n 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. . ......
  • Antaios Compania Naviera S.A. v Salen Rederierna A.B.
    • House of Lords
    • 26 t 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 ......
  • Chartbrook Ltd v Persimmon Homes Ltd and another
    • House of Lords
    • 01 t 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 ......
  • Westdeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale v Islington London Borough Council
    • House of Lords
    • 07 a 1996
    ......This line of authority was concerned with contracts for annuities which were void if certain statutory formalities were not complied with. They were not therefore concerned with contracts void by ......
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