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Salomon v Salomon (Company Law)

Salomon v A Salomon & Co Ltd [1897] AC 22 is a landmark UK company law case. The effect of the Lords' unanimous ruling was to uphold firmly the doctrine of corporate personality, as set out in the Companies Act 1862, so that creditors of an insolvent company could not sue the company's shareholders to pay up outstanding debts. (Wikipedia summary)
The court held that the company was duly formed and registered and was not the mere "alias" ; that he was not liable to indemnify the company against the creditors' claims; that there was no fraud upon creditors or shareholders

L'Estrange v F Graucob Ltd - Exclusion Clauses

L'Estrange v F Graucob Ltd [1934] 2 KB 394 is a leading English contract law case on the incorporation of terms into a contract by signature. There are exceptions to the rule that a person is bound by his or her signature, including but not limited to fraud, misrepresentation and non est factum. (Wikipedia summary)

Hadley v Baxendale - Consequential Loss

Hadley v Baxendale [1854] EWHC J70 is a leading English contract law case. It sets the basic rule to determine consequential damages from a breach of contract: a breaching party is liable for all losses that the contracting parties should have foreseen. (Wikipedia summary)

Learn Law the Visual Way

Too many cases to read? Too many words in each case?  Well, if you're going to succeed in the legal profession as a paralegal, legal executive or even a lawyer, you have to learn how to process hundreds of pages of legal text - no escaping that. But if you just want a quick overview of some of the important legal cases in various areas of law, you can try this website.  The Visual Law School will feature comic strips, animated cartoons and various other ways of illustrating legal cases and principles in visual form. Subscribe to this blog and to the YouTube channel if you want to keep up to date with new material.
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