Cases: Contract Law

Barton v Armstrong [1976] AC 104

Barton v Armstrong [1976] AC 104 is a Contract Law case concerning duress. Facts: The parties were major shareholders in a company. The claimant made an agreement with the defendant that he would buy defendant’s shares. However, subsequently, the claimant claimed that the he agreed to the proposition due to the threats made by the…

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Chandler v Webster [1904] 1 K.B. 493

Chandler v Webster [1904] 1 K.B. 493 is an English Contract Law case concerning the rescission of contract. Facts: The plaintiff established a contract with the defendant to hire a room on the day of the king’s coronation, so that he would be able to watch the processions. Pursuant to the terms of contract, the…

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Nocton v Lord Ashburton [1914] A.C. 932

Nocton v Lord Ashburton [1914] A.C. 932 is an English Contract Law case concerning Misrepresentation.  Facts: Mr. Nocton, the defendant, was a solicitor of Lord Ashburton. Lord Ashburton had consulted Mr. Nocton in various transactional issues and had a trust and confidence in his judgment. In respect of the mortgage of Lord Ashburton, Mr. Nocton advised…

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Angus v Clifford [1891] 2 Ch. 449

Angus v Clifford [1891] 2 Ch. 449 is an English Contract Law case concerning Misrepresentation.  Facts: The statement in the prospectus issued by the board of directors stated that the reports by certain engineers of the mine were ‘prepared for the directors’. However, in fact, the reports were for the prospective vendors of the mine….

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Gosling v Anderson [1972] 1 WLUK 11

Gosling v Anderson [1972] 1 WLUK 11 is an English Contract Law case concerning Misrepresentation.  Facts: The defendant was selling a flat that she constructed in her house. The plaintiff, a purchaser, insisted that she required a garage. Defendant’s position was not clear on the issue in the start of negotiations. However, the defendant’s estate…

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