Barclays Bank v Thompson

 Barclays Bank Plc v Thompson [1997] 4 All ER 816  Court of Appeal Mrs Thompson was the sole beneficial owner of the family home. She signed a mortgage securing the debts of the husband's business ...

Barnett v Chelsea & Kensington Hospital

  Barnett v Chelsea & Kensington Hospital [1969] 1 QB 428 Mr Barnett went to hospital complaining of severe stomach pains and vomiting. He was seen by a nurse who telephoned the doctor on duty. The...

Barrett v Barratt

   Barrett  v Barrett [2008] EWHC 1061 (Ch)  High Court Thomas Barrett purchased 137 Bilton road in 1977. He was the sole beneficial and legal owner. He lived in the property with his two br...

Bartlett v Sidney Marcus

 Bartlett v Sidney Marcus ltd [1965] 1 WLR 1013 Court of Appeal The claimant purchased a second hand Jaguar car from the defendant car dealer. The defendant told the claimant that the clutch was de...

Barton v Armstrong

 Barton v Armstrong [1976] AC 104 Privy Council Armstrong was the chairman and held the largest sharing holding in Landmark Corporation Ltd a public company. Barton was the managing director and al...

Beckford v The Queen

   The jury convicted him of murder (which carries the death penalty in Jamaica). He appealed contending the judge was wrong to direct that the mistake needed to be reasonably held. Held: The appea...

Bell v Lever bros

 Bell v Lever bros [1932] AC 161 House of Lords Lever bros appointed Mr Bell and Mr Snelling (the two defendants) as Chairman and Vice Chairman to run a subsidiary company called Niger. Under the c...

Bettini v Gye

 Bettini v Gye (1876) QBD 183 Bettini agreed by contract to perform as an opera singer for a three month period. He became ill and missed 6 days of rehearsals. The employer sacked him and replaced ...

Bisset v Wilkinson

  Bisset v Wilkinson [1927] AC 177 Privy Council The claimant purchased a piece of farm land to use as a sheep farm. He asked the seller how many sheep the land would hold. The seller had not used...

Blake v Galloway

 Blake v Galloway [2004] 3 All ER 315 Court of Appeal The claimant, a 15 year old boy, was out with four of his friends including the defendant. The boys started throwing pieces of bark chippings a...

Bolam v. Friern Hospital Management Committee

 "a medical professional is not guilty of negligence if he has acted in accordance with a practice accepted as proper by a responsible body of medical men skilled in that particular art . . . Putti...

Bolitho v City & Hackney Health Authority

 Bolitho v City & Hackney Health Authority [1997] 3 WLR 1151 House of Lords A 2 year old child was admitted to hospital suffering from breathing difficulties. A doctor was summoned but did not atte...

Bolton v Mahadeva

 Bolton v Mahadeva [1972] 1 WLR 1009 Court of Appeal The claimant installed central heating in the defendant's home. The agreed contract price was £560. The defendant was not happy with the work an...

Bolton v Stone

   Bolton v Stone [1951] AC 850 House of Lords Miss Stone was injured when she was struck by a cricket ball outside her home. She brought an action against the cricket club in nuisance and negligen...

Bonnington Castings Ltd v Wardlaw

 Bonnington Castings Ltd v Wardlaw [1956] AC 613 House of Lords The claimant contracted pneumoconiosis by inhaling air which contained minute particles of silica during the course of his employment...