May & Butcher Ltd v The King (Note)

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Year1934
CourtHouse of Lords
Date1934
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  • Popular Book Co Pte Ltd v Sea Sun FurnishingPte Ltd
    • Singapore
    • High Court (Singapore)
    • 8 March 1991
    ...or an obligation on the part of the tenant to accept it. The rule applied by the House of Lords in May & Butcher Ltd v The King (Note) [1934] 2 KB 17 has not been overruled and is still good law.The alternative ground given by Buckley LJ in the Thomas Bates case (which was not expressly ado......
  • Becker v Noel (Practice Note)
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 13 January 1971
  • Ko v. Hillview Homes Ltd., (2012) 536 A.R. 93
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Alberta)
    • 7 June 2012
    ...[para. 104]. Harrison v. Whitelaw, [1923] 3 D.L.R. 1183; 3 W.W.R. 487 (Alta. C.A.), refd to. [para. 106]. May & Butcher Ltd. v. R., [1934] 2 K.B. 17; [1929] All E.R. Rep. 679 (H.L.), refd to. [para. Foley v. Classique Coaches Ltd., [1934] 2 K.B. 1 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 109]. Nicolene ......
  • Ahmad Zaini bin Japar v Tl Offshore Sdn Bhd
    • Malaysia
    • High Court (Malaysia)
    • 1 January 2002
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  • Contract Law
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review No. 2013, December 2013
    • 1 December 2013
    ...evidence of this in the present case: Stone World at [30]. 12.14 However, the learned judge's citation of May and Butcher, Ltd v The King[1934] 2 KB 17 at 21 (‘May & Butcher’) for the proposition that ‘undoubtedly price is one of the essentials of sale, and if it is left still to be agreed ......
  • Building and Construction Law
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review No. 2013, December 2013
    • 1 December 2013
    ...this amounted to a ‘fatal flaw’ in the plaintiff's case. She referred to the House of Lords decision in May and Butcher, Ltd v The King[1934] 2 KB 17 at 21, where Viscount Dunedin said that ‘undoubtedly price is one of the essentials of sale, and if it is left still to be agreed between the......
  • RESOLVING AMBIGUITY THROUGH EXTRINSIC EVIDENCE
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal No. 2005, December 2005
    • 1 December 2005
    ...of law, the courts will apply the law of the country with which the contract is most closely connected. 7 In May and Butcher, Limited v R[1934] 2 KB 17, the English Court of Appeal held that parties could not agree to agree on the price, and the test of reasonable price in the Sale of Goods......
  • Interpretation of Contracts in Commercial Law: Competing Principles
    • Ireland
    • Trinity College Law Review No. XI-2008, January 2008
    • 1 January 2008
    ...at 3. 14 Hereafter referred to as the 1893 Act. 15 Hugh Collins, The Law of Contract (4 th ed, LexisNexis, 2003), at 6. 16 Ibid. 17 [1934] 2 KB 17. 8 [1934] 2 KB 17, at 20. '9 [1992] 2 AC 128. [Vol. I11 20081 Interpretation of Contracts certainty. The same does not apply to an agreement to ......
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