Krell v Henry

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Date1903
Year1903
CourtCourt of Appeal
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7 firm's commentaries
  • Managing contractual obligations and negotiations during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 1 April 2020
    ...Suburbs Railway Case) (1982) 149 CLR 337. 5 Compare, for example, Herne Bay Steam Boat Co v Hutton [1903] 2 KB 683 and Krell v Henry [1903] 2 KB 740. 6 Frustrated Contracts Act 1978 (NSW); Frustrated Contracts Act 1988 (SA); Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012 (Vic). 7 Davis C......
  • COVID-19: Disruption to Art Transactions
    • European Union
    • JD Supra European Union
    • 29 October 2020
    ...those contemplated by the parties to the contract. Two classical references in English law are the famous coronation cases Krell v Henry [1903] 2 KB 740 and Herne Bay Steam Boat Company v Hutton [1903] 2 KB 683. These cases arose from the cancellation of coronation events due to King Edward......
  • Frustrated Contracts In The COVID-19 World
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • 28 March 2020
    ...that it cannot reasonably be said to have been in the contemplation of the parties when the contract was entered into (Krell v. Henry, [1903] 2 K.B. 740). In the context of COVID-19, in most cases, the key questions are likely to be the first and second, being what was the substance of the ......
  • The Dekagram 27th March 2023
    • United Kingdom
    • Mondaq UK
    • 4 April 2023
    ...the postponement of the coronation operated to frustrate contracts to rent rooms with a view of the coronation procession (Krell v Henry [1903] 2 KB 740, and Chandler v Webster [1904] 1 KB 493), or for a seat on a viewing stand (Buckley v Muller [1903] 2 KB 760). In each of these cases, the......
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10 books & journal articles
  • Frustration
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Contracts. Third Edition Vitiating Factors
    • 4 August 2020
    ...2 Taylor v Caldwell (1863), 3 B & S 826, 122 ER 309 (QB). 3 Tsakiroglou & Co v Noblee Thorl GmbH, [1962] AC 93 (HL). 4 Krell v Henry , [1903] 2 KB 740 (CA) [ Krell ]. 5 Metropolitan Water Board v Dick, Kerr & Co Ltd , [1918] AC 119 (HL) [ Metropolitan Water Board ]. 655 THE LAW OF CONTR ACT......
  • No Act of God Necessary: Expanding Beyond Louisiana's Force Majeure Doctrine to Imprévision
    • United States
    • Louisiana Law Review No. 79-1, October 2018
    • 1 October 2018
    ...extinguishing the entire agreement if the standards are met. 157 148. See MCKENDRICK, supra note 29, at 53. 149. Krell v. Henry [1903] 2 K.B. 740. 150. MCKENDRICK, supra note 29, at 53. 151. See id. 152. See Krell , [1903] 2 K.B. 740. 153. MCKENDRICK, supra note 29, at 32 (listing the moder......
  • Gap Filling to Address Changed Circumstances in Contract Law – When It Comes to Losses and Gains, Sharing Is the Fair Solution
    • South Africa
    • Juta Stellenbosch Law Review No. , August 2019
    • 16 August 2019
    ...be clear by this point is t hat the problem of changed circumstanc es brings t wo opposing concepts into conict. O n the one hand 48 [1903] 2 KB 74049 75450 Williams v Evans 1978 1 SA 1170 (C); Hare’s Brickfiel ds Ltd v Cape Town City Counci l 1985 1 SA 769 (C); Sonare p (SA) (Pty) Ltd v M......
  • Frustration
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Archive The Law of Contracts Part Three
    • 1 September 2005
    ...Caldwell (1863), 3 B. & S. 826, 122 E.R. 309 (Q.B.). 3 Tsakiroglou & Co. v. Noblee Thorl G.m.b.H., [1962] A.C. 93. 4 Krell v. Henry , [1903] 2 K.B. 740 (C.A.). 5 Metropolitan Water Board v. Dick, Kerr & Co. Ltd. , [1918] A.C. 119 (H.L.). 566 Frustration 567 has not been specif‌ically provid......
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