List of notable United Kingdom House of Lords cases


List of notable United Kingdom House of Lords cases

This page is for notable House of Lords legal cases.

pre-1850

* "Donaldson v. Beckett", 2 Brown's Parl. Cases 129, 1 Eng. Rep. 837; 4 Burr. 2408, 98 Eng. Rep. 257 (1774)
* "Wright v. Tatham" (1838) 4 Bing. NC 489 : hearsay

1850 - 1899

* "Dimes v Grand Junction Canal", [1852] 3 HLC 759
* "Rylands v. Fletcher" [1868]
* "Hughes v. Metropolitan Railway Co." (1877) 2 AC 439
* "Foakes v. Beer" [1884] , L.R. 9 App Cas. 605
* "Wakelin v. London & South Western Railway Co." (1886), 12 App. Cas. 41, 56 L.J.Q.B. 229 (H.L.)
* "Derry v. Peek" (1889) 14 A.C. 337, 58 L.J. Ch. 864, 61 L.T. 265 (H.L.)
* "Browne v. Dunn" (1893), 6 R. 67 (HL): cross examination
* "Reddaway v. Banham", [1896] A.C. 199: passing off
* "Salomon v. Salomon & Co." (1896), [1897] AC 22: recognized a corporation as a separate entity.

1900 – 1949

* "Walter v. Lane" [1900] AC 539 (House of Lords) Fixation by journalist creates copyright by publisher.
* "Heilbut, Symons & Co. v. Buckleton" [1913] AC 30
* "Adam v. Ward", [1917] All E.R. 151
* "Lennard's Carrying Co Ltd v Asiatic Petroleum Co Ltd" [1915] AC 705 : Alter-ego theory of corporate liability
* "Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre v. Selfridge and Co. Ltd." [1915] A.C. 847
* "Herd v. Weardale Steel Coal & Coke Ltd." [1915] A.C. 67, 84 L.J.K.B. 121 (H.L.)
* "Donoghue v. Stevenson" [1932] A.C. 532 Lord Atkin's famous statement about duty of care in the tort of negligence.
* "Bell v. Lever Brothers" [1932] A.C. 161
* "Hillas v. Arcos" [1932] All E.R. 494
* "Woolmington v. DPP" [1935] AC 462 HL(E)
* "Fibrosa Spolka Akcyjna v. Fairbairn Lawson Combe Barbour" [1942] 2 All E.R. 122, [1943] A.C. 32 - frustration in contract law
* "Hay v. Young" [1943] A.C. 92

1950 – 1999

* "Bolton v. Stone" [1951] A.C. 850, [1951] 1 All E.R. 1078 (H.L.); Breach of Duty of care
* "Silkin v. Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd.", [1958] 1 W.L.R. 743 : Freedom of speech
* "Cavanagh v. Ulster Weaving Co. Ltd." [1960] A.C. 1959 2 All E.R. (H.L.)
* "Midland Silicones v. Scruttons" [1961] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 365 (H.L.)
* "White & Carter (Councils) Ltd. v. McGregor" [1961] All E.R. 1178
* "Hughes v. Lord Advocate" [1963] All E.R. 705 (H.L.); manner of occurrence in tort of negligence (remoteness)
* "Hedley Byrne v. Heller" [1963] 2 All E.R. 575: Economic compensation in Tort
* "Ridge v Baldwin" [1964] A.C. 40: Judicial Review, natural justice and fair hearing
* "Practice Statement" (July 26, 1966): change of practice regarding precedent, allowing the House of Lords to overrule its own previous decisions in exceptional circumstances.
* "Suisse Atlantique case" [1966] 2 All E.R. 61
* "Regal (Hastings) v Gulliver" [1967] 2 A.C. 134
* "Anisminic v Foreign Compensation Commission" [1969] 2 AC 147: Judicial Review, Error of Law
* "Home Office v. Dorset Yacht Co." [1970] 2 All ER 294: Tort, duty of care
* "Saunders v. Anglia Building Society" [1971] A.C. 1004; importance of signature
* "Tesco Supermarkets v Nattrass" [1972] AC 153 :directing mind of corp
* "McGhee v. National Coal Board" [1972] 3 All E.R. 1008 (H.L.): Causation in Tort
* "Haughton v. Smith", [1975] AC 476, [1973] 3 All ER 1109, [1974] 3 W.L.R. Attempted crimes, subsequently overturned by statute.
* "American Cyanamid Co. v. Ethicon Ltd." [1975] AC 396 HL(E)
* "Miliangos v George Frank Ltd, [1976] AC 443
* "Anns v. Merton London Borough Council" [1978] A.C. 728, [1977] 2 All E.R. (H.L.): compensation of economic loss caused by negligence; overruled by "Murphy v. Brentwood"
* "Securicor Transport Ltd. v. Photo Production Ltd." [1980] 2 W.L.R. 283
* "Ramsay v. IRC [1982] A. C. 300
* "Catnic Components Ltd. v. Hill & Smith Ltd." (1982) R.P.C. 183
* "Brinkibon Ltd v Stahag Stahl und Stahlwarenhandelsgesellschaft mbH", [1983] 2 AC 34: contract law, instantaneous communication, approving Entores v Miles Far East (A Court of Appeal case)
* "Amin Rasheed Shipping Corp. v Kuwait Insurance Co., [1984] 1 App Cas 50
* "Furniss v. Dawson" [1984] A.C. 474
* "Spiliada Maritime Corp v Cansulex Ltd" [1987] AC 460
* "Caparo Industries Plc. v Dickman" 1990: Pure Economic loss in Tort
* "Attorney-General v. Guardian Newspapers Ltd. (No. 2)" [1990] 1 AC 109: "everybody is free to do anything, subject only to the provisions of the law"
* "Copac v. Wright" [1991]
* "Regina v. Brown" [1993] 2 W.L.R. 556: sadomasochism and consent in criminal law
* "Reynolds v. Times Newspapers Ltd." (1999): freedom of expression and defamation

ince 2000

* "White v. White" (2000)
* "Fairchild v. Glenhaven Funeral Services Ltd" [2002] UKHL 22: exposure to asbestos. Multiple tortfeasors.
* "Campbell v. MGN Ltd." (2004)
* "Regina v. Special Adjudicator", [2004] UKHL 26
* "Kirin-Amgen v Hoechst Marion Roussel", [2004] UKHL 46
* "A and Others v. Secretary of State for the Home Department" (2005) : imprisonment without trial for terorism suspects
* "R v. Jones" [2006] UKHL 16: Iraq war; international law
* "Barker v. Corus" [2006] UKHL 20: Exposure to asbestos. "Proportionate liability" of multiple tortfeasors.
* "A v. Hoare" [2008] UKHL 6: Tort law, Limitation Period of personal injuries claims; Limitation Act 1980

See also

* List of United Kingdom House of Lords cases
* List of Judicial Committee of the Privy Council cases
* List of Supreme Court of Judicature cases

External links

* [http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld199697/ldjudgmt/ldjudgmt.htm House of Lords cases since 1996]


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