Hesperides Hotels Ltd v Aegean Turkish Holidays Ltd, Muftizahde: HL 1978

No English action lay for trespass to a hotel on the island of Cyprus, but an action did lie for the conversion of the chattels present in that same hotel. Questions of comity might well be involved, and it had to be for Parliament to change the law.


Lord Wilberforce


[1979] AC 508, [1978] 2 All ER 1168, [1978] 3 WLR 378, 142 JP 541, 122 Sol Jo 507


England and Wales


Appeal fromHesperides Hotels Ltd and Another v Aegean Turkish Holidays Ltd and Another CA 1978
An action was brought by the displaced owner of a hotel in Northern Cyprus taken over by the Turkish administration.
Held: The court declined to exercise an original jurisdiction in the northern part of Cyprus.
Lord Denning MR said that . .
CitedPractice Statement (Judicial Precedent) HL 1966
The House gave guidance how it would treat an invitation to depart from a previous decision of the House. Such a course was possible, but the direction was not an ‘open sesame’ for a differently constituted committee to prefer their views to those . .

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CitedAustin v Mayor and Burgesses of The London Borough of Southwark SC 23-Jun-2010
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Jurisdiction, Land

Updated: 30 April 2022; Ref: scu.199518