Cases: Contract Law

Dickinson v Dodds [1876] 2 Ch D 463

    Dickinson v Dodds is an English Contract Law case concerning offer and acceptance.  Facts: The defendant, Dodds, offered to sell his house to the claimant, Dickinson, for £800. The defendant gave the claimant until that Friday to accept his offer. However, on Thursday the defendant accepted another offer from an unrelated third party,…

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Household Fire Insurance v Grant: [1879] 4 Ex D 216

Household Fire Insurance v Grant [1879] is an English Contract Law case concerning offer and acceptance. Facts: In the case of Household Insurance v Grant, the defendant, Grant, sent out an application for shares to the claimants company, Household Fire Insurance. The claimants allotted the shares to the defendant via a letter through the post….

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Dickinson v Abel [1969] 1 All ER 484

  Dickinson v Abel [1969]  is an English Contract Law case concerning consideration. Facts: A taxpayer selling his land was approached by a company who wanted to buy the land. When the taxpayer asked the question, “What’s in it for me?” he was offered an additional £10,000 if they could by the land for £100,000….

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Bell v Lever Brothers Ltd [1932] A.C. 161

Also known as: Lever Bros Ltd v Bell Bell v Lever Brothers Ltd [1932] A.C. 161 is an English Contract Law case concerning the common mistake. Facts: Mr. Bell was a chairman of the board of directors at a company, 99% of whose share capital was owned by Lever Bros Ltd. During his term as…

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Wallis Son and Wells v Pratt and Haynes [1911] AC 394

Wallis Son and Wells v Pratt and Haynes [1911] AC 394 is an English Contract Law case concerning the breach of condition and warranty. Facts: The appellants bought the seeds known as “common English sainfoin” from the respondents for the resale purposes. The contract established between the parties contained a clause stating: “sellers give no…

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