Contracts in UK Law

  • Investors Compensation Scheme Ltd v West Bromwich Building Society
    • House of Lords
    • 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 Mai 1932
  • Hedley Byrne & Company Ltd v Heller & Partners Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 28 Mai 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 Mai 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 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 Out 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. . ......
  • Chartbrook Ltd v Persimmon Homes Ltd and another
    • House of Lords
    • 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 ......
  • Pettitt v Pettitt
    • House of Lords
    • 23 Abr 1969
    ......Balfour [1919] 2 K.B. 571 that arrangements between spouses are not generally intended to be contracts or to have legal consequences. That is obviously right with regard to non-financial arrangements. And if the spouses arrange that one shall pay ......
  • Rainy Sky SA and Others v Kookmin Bank
    • Supreme Court
    • 02 Nov 2011
    ...... 1 This appeal raises a short question of construction of shipbuilder's refund guarantees given pursuant to six shipbuilding contracts ("the Contracts"). The Contracts, which were all dated 11 May 2007, were between each of the first to sixth claimants ("the Buyers") and Jinse ......
  • Brink's Mat Ltd v Elcombe
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 12 Jun 1987
    ...... 1986 it is said that Selective by a written agreement validly passed and assigned the burden and benefits of the purchase and resale contracts for Cyclops Wharf to Boinco. Further, it is said that, while some companies owned and operated by Mr. Parry and Mr. Relton did carry out many ......
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