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Salomon v Salomon [1896]
Salomon v A Salomon & Co Ltd [1896] UKHL 1, [1897] AC 22 is a cornerstone of UK company law, decisively affirming the principle of corporate personality. The House of Lords' unanimous ruling established that creditors of an insolvent company...
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Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd [2020]
Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd [2020] UKSC 31 was a significant case concerning company law and specifically addressed the application of the rule against reflective loss. This rule, which prevents shareholders from claiming losses that merely refle...
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R (Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal [2019]
R (on the application of Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal and others [2019] UKSC 22 is a significant decision in UK constitutional and administrative law, especially concerning the extent to which the jurisdiction of the High Co...
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Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v Switzerland [2024]
Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v Switzerland [2024] ECHR 087, delivered by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), is a landmark judgment addressing the issue of climate change under the European Convention on Hum...
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Robins v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2007]
C-278/05 Robins v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2007] represents a significant intersection of UK insolvency law, labour law, and EU law, focusing on the protection of employees' pension rights upon the insolvency of their employer. The c...
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Southern Foundries v Shirlaw [1940]
The case of Southern Foundries (1926) Ltd v Shirlaw [1940] AC 701 is a landmark decision in English contract law and company law. It is celebrated for elucidating the concept of implied terms in contracts, particularly through MacKinnon LJ's officiou...
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Clinton v Jones [1997]
Clinton v Jones [1997] 520 US 681 is a landmark ruling that unequivocally declared that a sitting President is not immune from civil litigation for acts done before taking office and unrelated to the office. This decision represented a significant mo...
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Nixon v Fitzgerald [1982]
Nixon v Fitzgerald 457 US 731 [1982] is a cornerstone in the legal framework surrounding presidential immunity within the United States. This case unequivocally established the precedent that the President of the United States is granted absolute imm...
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R v Lucas [1981]
R v Lucas (Lyabode Ruth) [1981] QB 720 established the Lucas direction which stands as a guiding principle within criminal trials, particularly in how juries should interpret evidence concerning lies told by a defendant. This legal doctrine, establis...
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Wood v Waddington [2014]
Wood v Waddington [2014] EWHC 1358 examined the scope and application of the implied grant of easements under Section 62 of the Law of Property Act 1925 (LPA 1925), departing from the precedents set in earlier cases such as Long v Gowlett and Kent v ...
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Smith and Snipes Hall Farm v River Douglas Catchment Board [1949]
Smith and Snipes Hall Farm Ltd v River Douglas Catchment Board [1949] 2 KB 500 is a significant English land law and contract law appeal decision. The case, decided by Denning LJ, establishes key principles related to positive covenants, privity of c...
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Borman v Griffith [1930]
Borman v Griffith [1930] 1 Ch 493 is a significant case in English property law, particularly regarding the implication of easements under the rule in Wheeldon v Burrows.The case involved a lease agreement between the tenant and the landlord for a lo...
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AG Securities v Vaughan; Antoniades v Villiers [1988]
AG Securities v Vaughan and Antoniades v Villiers [1988] UKHL 8 were pivotal House of Lords cases that clarified the role of exclusive possession in determining the nature of a lease under English land law. These rulings provided crucial guidance on ...
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R (G) v Governors of X School [2011]
R (G) v Governors of X School [2011] UKSC 30 examined whether the claimant's rights under Article 6(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) were engaged in a disciplinary hearing conducted by X School. The claimant argued that the s...
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R (Corner House Research) v Director of Serious Fraud Office [2008]
R (Corner House Research) v Director of Serious Fraud Office [2008] UKHL 60 revolved around the Serious Fraud Office's (SFO) decision to terminate an investigation into alleged bribery involving BAE Systems, a major defence contractor, and the S...
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