Wilson and Another v Burnett: CA 24 Oct 2007

Insufficient Evidence of Lottery Contract

The defendant won a large prize at bingo. The claimants said they had a binding oral agreement to pool each others winnings. They now appealed dismissal of their claim.
Held: The evidence had in all material respects conflicted. The ‘claimants’ bare bones account of what they say was agreed at their place of work, taken alone, scarcely stands as an agreement binding and enforceable in law. ‘ The appeal was dismissed.

[2007] EWCA Civ 1170
England and Wales
CitedEnglish v Emery Reimbold and Strick Ltd; etc, (Practice Note) CA 30-Apr-2002
Judge’s Reasons Must Show How Reached
In each case appeals were made, following Flannery, complaining of a lack of reasons given by the judge for his decision.
Held: Human Rights jurisprudence required judges to put parties into a position where they could understand how the . .

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Updated: 19 November 2021; Ref: scu.261447