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Hill v William Hill (Park Lane) Limited: HL 1949

The policy behind the 1845 Act was to discourage gambling.Viscount Simon said: ‘it is to be observed that though a Parliamentary enactment (like Parliamentary eloquence) is capable of saying the same thing twice over without adding anything to what has already been said, the repetition in the case of an Act of Parliament is not … Continue reading Hill v William Hill (Park Lane) Limited: HL 1949

Lipkin Gorman v Karpnale Ltd: CA 1989

A partner in a firm of solicitors stole money from them, and spent it gambling with the defendants. The firm sued also their banker, who had been held to be aware of the defaulting partner’s weaknesses and activities. Held: The solicitors could not recover from the gambling house. The defendants gave valuable consideration in good … Continue reading Lipkin Gorman v Karpnale Ltd: CA 1989

Lipkin Gorman (a Firm) v Karpnale Ltd: HL 6 Jun 1991

The plaintiff firm of solicitors sought to recover money which had been stolen from them by a partner, and then gambled away with the defendant. He had purchased their gaming chips, and the plaintiff argued that these, being gambling debts, were worthless, and that therefore no consideration had been given. Held: The casino’s defence succeeded. … Continue reading Lipkin Gorman (a Firm) v Karpnale Ltd: HL 6 Jun 1991

Cantor Fitzgerald International v Callaghan and Others: CA 21 Jan 1999

The failure or emphatic refusal by a company to pay the wages under the contract as agreed would normally amount to a fundamental breach and repudiation of the contract, which would allow the employee to act on the basis that he had been constructively dismissed. Nourse LJ, Judge LJ, Tuckey LJ Times 25-Jan-1999, Gazette 17-Feb-1999, … Continue reading Cantor Fitzgerald International v Callaghan and Others: CA 21 Jan 1999

Lipkin Gorman (a Firm) v Karpnale Ltd: 1987

A partner in the plaintiff firm of solicitors stole money from them and spent it gambling in the defendant’s casino. The plaintiff cought to recover the money from the defendant, saying that as a gambling debt, no consideration had been given. They sought recovery also from their bankers, who had paid out on firm’s cheques … Continue reading Lipkin Gorman (a Firm) v Karpnale Ltd: 1987