Allen v Emmerson: KBD 1944

The court was asked to construe whether the phrase ‘theatre or other place of public entertainment’ included a funfair.
Held: for the ejusdem generis rule to apply, there had to be at least two specific words in the list before the more general word or phrase. In this case the phrase did include a funfair though it was not of the same kind as theatres.
[1944] 1 All ER 344
England and Wales

Updated: 09 February 2021; Ref: scu.198836