Author: Hannah

  • Is Stilk v Myrick still good law?

    Is Stilk v Myrick still good law?   Stilk v Myrick (1809) (HC) is a contract law case dealing with consideration that all law students will have come across. It’s almost always juxtaposed to Hartley v Ponsonby (1857) (HC). It’s one of the older cases that…

  • Putting Cases in Context…the background to Currie v Misa

    Currie v Misa…Misa v Currie? What is a Bill of Exchange? What is consideration?   Consideration can be difficult enough to understand without extra confusion about case names and complicated commercial concepts. So why is the case sometimes known as Currie v Misa (1875)…

  • Focus on Pickfords v Celestia (2003) – Revocation of an Offer

    ‘It is as if the facts of this case have been devised for an examination question on the law of contract for first year law students. They raise some basic questions in relation to offer and acceptance in the law of formation of contract.’ Dyson LJ…

  • Putting Cases in Context…the background to Donoghue v Stevenson

    What are the facts of Donoghue v Stevenson? Mrs May Donoghue, like Mrs Carlill, is a woman whose legal case advanced the law into a new area. Her case brought in the concept of negligence law – that parties such as manufacturers could owe a duty…

  • Putting cases in context…the background to Carlill v Carbolic

    Carlill v Carbolic Smokeball Company (1892), heard in the Court of Appeal, is a seminal contract law case dealing with unilateral offers and touching upon all of the essential elements of a legal contract including intention to create legal relations, acceptance and consideration. The Offer…

  • Don’t pigeon hole yourself. Visual Learning not Visual Learner.

    I distinctly remember one of the Humanities teachers coming to our Tutor Group and telling us about VAK learning styles – visual, auditory and kinaesthetic. She learnt things by making up songs about them…an auditory learner…what were we? I’ve always put myself in the visual learner…