Alabaster v Harness

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtQueen's Bench Division
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7 cases
  • Martell v Consett Iron Company Ltd
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal
    • 3 February 1955
    ...not asserthis rights, of would be oppressed and overborne in his endeavour to maintain them". 25 I should next refer to the case of Alabaster v. Harness, 1895 1 Queen's Bench Division, page 339, upon which Sir Andrew strongly relies. This was an action for maintenance brought by the proprie......
  • O'Keeffe v Scales
    • Ireland
    • Supreme Court
    • 1 January 1998
    ...1994 4 AER 417 PIONEER MACHINERY (RENTALS) LTD V EL-JAY INCORPORATED 93 DLR (3d) 726 SOLICITORS (AMDT) ACT 1994 S68 ALABASTER V HARNESS 1894 2 QB 897 Synopsis Champerty Champerty; maintenance; defendant seeking dismissal of action against her on grounds proceedings champertous; impecunious......
  • Campbells Cash and Carry Pty Ltd v Fostif Pty Ltd
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 30 August 2006
    ...than it did upon any close analysis or clear exposition of the policy to which the rules were intended to give effect. Thus, in Alabaster v Harness82, Lord Esher MR said: ‘The doctrine of maintenance, which appears in the Year Books, and was discussed briefly by Lord Loughborough in Wallis ......
  • Stevens v Keogh
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • Invalid date
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