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Morelle Ltd v Waterworth: CA 1955

The court was asked (1) Was the assurance to the Plaintiff Company of the unexpired residue of a term of years in house property in London an assurance of land in mortmain within the terms of section 1 of the Mortmain and Charitable Uses Act, 1888? (2) If so, was the term so assured automatically … Continue reading Morelle Ltd v Waterworth: CA 1955

Morelle Ltd v Wakeling: CA 1955

The plaintiff asserted ownership of leasehold land. A similar situation had arisen in an earlier case befoe the Court of appeal, and the court was asked to decide that that case had been decided per incuriam. Held: The per incuriam principle applies to decisions given in ignorance of some inconsistent statutory provision or of some … Continue reading Morelle Ltd v Wakeling: CA 1955