Intimidation-Threat by union members to break contracts of service unless non-union employee dismissed - Whether a tort - Whether union officials protected from liability by Trade Disputes Act, 1906. Trade Disputes Act, 1906 - Threat to break contracts of service (by strike action) by union members unless non-union employee dismissed - Whether union officials protected from liability in tort to nonunion employee by Sect. 1 or Sect. 3. Damages-Consideration of principles affecting exemplary and aggravated damages.
Factories Acts - Slippery floor-Injury to welder when he slipped on piece of rod on boiler-shop passage way - Duty on employers to keep passage way free - Whether absence of instructions contributed to accident-Factories Act, 1961, Sect. 28 (1).
Burglary insurance - Loss of jewellery - Replacement of brooch by insurers - Whether assured entitled to reject replica -Liability of manufacturers of replica to insurers in third-party proceedings. Costs-Third-party proceedings.
Sale of goods - Delivery - Sale of potatoes "immediate delivery" ex quay - No contract potatoes collected within 3 days- Whether potatoes available for delivery- Whether buyers entitled to repudiate contract.
Injunction-Interim injunction-Instruction by union that no member should man, service or tow barges owned by plaintiffs-Action by plaintiffs for damages for intimidation and conspiracy-Whether interim injunction available against union officials. Intimidation - Interference with contractual relations-Proof required. Conspiracy - Justification - Whether instructions issued by union against plaintiffs (who employed no members of union) justifiable. Trade Disputes Act, 1906-Trade dispute- Instruction issued by union that no member should man, service or tow barges owned by company at time when no dispute was in existence between company (or its subsidiary) and union - Whether union officials protected by Sect. 3.
Occupiers' Liability Act, 1957 - Duty to take care appropriate to visitor's calling - Injury to lighterman walking along wooden coping of tide wall-Extent of occupiers' duty-Liability of occupiers-Sect. 2 (2), (3).
Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs Act, 1926 - Statutory warranty as to fitness for purpose-Whether contractual standard of proof limited warranty contrary to statute - Whether Act only applicable to "domestic" contracts - L.C.F.T.A. Form No. 6-Castor Seed Clause-Sect. 2 (2) of 1926 Act. London Cattle Food Trade Association Contract Form No. 6 - Castor Seed Clause - Whether analysis under Castor Seed Clause sufficient proof that warranty under Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs Act, 1926, Sect. 2 (2) had not been breached. Sale of goods-Quality-Fitness for purpose- Cattle food containing toxic matter in breach of warranty under Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs Act, 1926, Sect. 2 (2) - Allegation that analysis under L.C.F.T.A. Castor Seed Clause was sufficient to prove that warranty had not been breached - Whether Castor Seed Clause limited or varied statutory warranty.
Charter-party - Laytime - Loading deliberately delayed by charterers but completed within laytime-Liability of charterers for detention. -Loading - "Full and complete cargo" - Right of charterers to load full cargo - Effect of master's declaration of quantity of cargo required - Whether loading of 12,588 tons 4 cwt. out of 12,600 tons constituted loading a "full and complete cargo" requiring charterers to enable vessel to sail before laytime expired -Applicability of "de minimis" rule. "De minimis" rule-Applicability to quantity of cargo loaded and so abrogating charterers' right to load full cargo.
Motor insurance-Learner driver-Whether a provisional licence a licence to drive, within policy terms-Whether driving of car by learner driver unaccompanied by full licence holder constituted a failure to safeguard insured vehicle from loss and damage.
Contractor's public liability insurance - Contractor's property damage endorsement covering liability imposed by law-Exclusion of liability assumed under contract and injury to property used by contractor - Whether liability in tort covered although concurrent liability in contract existed-Meaning of "used".
Arbitration - Award - Motion to set aside in that it was bad in law because umpire's decision was not justifiable; in that award was ambiguous; and in that umpire misconducted himself in that he made final award when asked to rule on jurisdiction and there was a misunderstanding between parties and umpire as to issue for decision - Whether contract and umpire's letter containing reasons for award incorporated into award.
Marine insurance-Total loss-Seaworthiness- Laying up - Repairs - Allegation that vessel was not seaworthy; that she was improperly laid up; and that loss was due to faulty repairs after policy expired - Waiver.
Road Traffic Act, 1960-Third-party insurance -Car hired and driven by person of class excluded by policy - Whether covered by insurance - Applicability of Sect. 207 - Effect of proposal form - Whether there was a separate contract between driver and insurers.
Carriage by air-Limitation of liability-Loss of baggage-Baggage check provisions. United States-Practice-Jurisdiction- Action arising under a treaty of United States (Warsaw Convention, 1929) concerning matter of 10,000 dols.-Whether valuation was colourable in order to confer jurisdiction.
Road Traffic Act, 1960 - "C" licence- Carriage of goods for hire or reward- Whether clearance of goods through Customs amounted to subjecting goods to a process in course of carriers' business or trade.
Brokers - Commission - Sale of aircraft to charterers by owners during charter arranged by brokers-Whether brokers entitled to commission from owners - Whether owners wrongfully terminated charter thereby depriving brokers of commission.
Negligence-Carriage of goods by road to order of owners' contractors-Goods stolen- Liability of carriers to owners in contract or in tort-Whether carriers protected by conditions of carriage in contract with contractors and/or in contract between contractors and owners-Whether carriers in fundamental breach of contract - Whether carriers under duty to owners to take care of goods.
Negligence-Dock-Barge struck by propeller turning during warming up of ship's engines - Barge sunk - Liability of shipowners - Avonmouth and Royal Edward Docks General By-laws, 1956, By-law 13 - Meaning of working "the propelling engines".
Arbitration-Award-Motion to set aside or remit-Dispute as to quality-Jurisdiction of umpire to make award in respect of 1512 tons of goods when contract required only 12 tons-Alleged misconduct of umpire in receiving assistance in preparation of award from one party's solicitor.
Motor insurance - Third-party liability - Criminal act by driver injuring person- Right of person to claim against driver's insurers (if any) - Liability of Motor Insurers' Bureau. Motor Insurers' Bureau - Criminal act by uninsured driver injuring person-Liability of M.I.B. to injured person.
Dover Harbour Consolidation Act, 1954 - Preference in use of harbour given to railway Commission "if and so long as the commission become and remain liable on any guarantee of interest on any debenture stock issued by [Harbour] Board" - Dispute as to when preference was operable-Construction of relevant Acts.
Contract-Bonds-Interest on overdue coupons -Limitation of action-Condition as to payment - Whether applicable - Alleged fundamental breach precluding reliance on condition-Alleged waiver of condition by evincing intent not to pay.