Parkinson v College of Ambulance Ltd and Harrison: 1925

the plaintiff made a donation to a charity to secure a knighthood. When the honour failed to materialise he sued for the return of his money. The claim was rejected. Lush J said that ‘no Court could try such an action and allow such damages to be awarded with any propriety or decency.’


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Torts – Other, Contract

Updated: 02 May 2022; Ref: scu.553656