Ratio Decidendi in UK Law

  • Johnson v Unisys Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 22 Mar 2001
    ...... in Addis v Gramophone Co Ltd [1909] AC 488 purports to state the ratio decidendi of that case as follows: where a servant is wrongfully dismissed ......
  • Kay v Lambeth City Council; Leeds City Council v Price
    • House of Lords
    • 08 Mar 2006
    ...... of the House in Qazi, and stated what it understood to be the ratio of the majority. In para 98 it said: "The majority opinions are ...However, if the ratio decidendi of the majority's decision was that the enforcement of a right to ......
  • R v Bow Street Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate, ex parte Pinochet Ugarte (No 2)
    • House of Lords
    • 15 Ene 1999
    ......The rationale of the whole rule is that a man cannot be a judge in his own cause. In ...That was indeed the ratio decidendi of the famous case of Dimes itself. In that case the then Lord Chancellor, ......
  • MK v CK
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 07 Jul 2011
    ......So the ratio of the court was that, whilst the welfare of the child was paramount, the ... Court, but it is binding in the true sense only for its ratio decidendi. Nonetheless, I would also accept that where this court gives guidance on ......
  • Barras v Aberdeen Steam Trawling and Fishing Company
    • House of Lords
    • 17 Mar 1933
    ......'s actual decision it may be well to ascertain from his judgment its ratio decidendi. It may, I think, be put thus: Where a seaman has been wrongly ......
  • Paal Wilson & Company A/S v Partenreederei Hannah Blumenthal
    • House of Lords
    • 02 Dic 1982
    ...... this appeal; but, as author of the speech which constitutes the ratio decidendi of this House in Bremer Vulkan v. South India Shipping [1981] ......
  • President of India v La Pintada Compania Navigacion S.A. (La Pintada)
    • House of Lords
    • 24 May 1984
    ......dissenting; but, while a common ratio decidendi can be found in the judgments of the majority, it will be seen ......
  • Miliangos v George Frank (Textiles) Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 05 Nov 1975
    ...... Lord Simon of Glaisdale has said about the maxim " cessante ratione " etc. . 34 My Lords, before attempting the task of ... are not only of high authority but also constitute the ratio decidendi of the case in which they were enunciated, Admiralty Commissioners v. ......
  • Broome v Cassell & Company Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 23 Feb 1972
    ...... that so soon as a case at first instance arose in which the ratio decidendi of Rookes v. Barnard was unavoidably involved, the parties ......
  • Kleinwort Benson Ltd v Lincoln City Council
    • House of Lords
    • 29 Oct 1998
    ......However, the ratio decidendi is perhaps most clearly stated in the leading judgment of Gibbs ......
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