Cases: Contract Law

Shogun Finance Ltd v Hudson [2003] UKHL 62

Also known as: Hudson v Shogun Finance Ltd   Shogun Finance Ltd v Hudson [2003] UKHL 62 is an English Contract Law case concerning the matter of mistake to identity.  Facts: A fraudster bought a car on hire purchase from the dealer. The rogue pretended to be Mr. Patel and produced a driving license in the…

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Tsakiroglou & Co Ltd v Noblee and Thorl [1962] AC 93

Tsakiroglou & Co Ltd v Noblee and Thorl [1962] AC 93 is an English Contract Law case concerning the matter of frustration. Facts:  In November/December of 1956, the parties contracted about the sale of Sudanese nuts.  During the time of contracting the customary route from Sudan to Hamburg was via Suez Canal. At the date of…

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Commission for the New Towns v Cooper Ltd [1995] 2 WLR 677

Also known as: Milton Keynes Development Corp v Cooper (Great Britain) Ltd Commission for the New Towns v Cooper Ltd [1995] 2 WLR 677 is an English Contract Law case concerning the rectification of contract. Facts: In 1986, a predecessor in title to the Cooper Ltd took a sublease of business premises from the predecessor…

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Daventry District Council v Daventry and District Housing Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1153

Daventry District Council v Daventry and District Housing Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1153 is an English Contract Law case concerning the rectification on the basis of common mistake. Facts: Daventry District Council (DDC) negotiated for the transfer of its housing stock to Daventry and District Housing Ltd (DDH). One of the key elements involved in the…

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Joscelyne v Nissen [1970] 2 QB 86

A father and daughter agreed that the daughter would purchase the father’s business and would, in return, pay all the expenses of the father’s home, including the gas, electricity and coal bills. The formal contract was signed but document did not say anything about the daughter’s promise to pay bills. There was no prior contract…

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