Legal foundations for accountants session

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LEGT 5512 LEGAL FOUNDATIONS FOR ACCOUNTANTS SESSION 2, 2010 CASE LIST This Case List is not intended to cite every case quoted in lectures and tutorials during the course. Its purpose is to give students a handy citation of a number of leading cases with brief statements to help identify them. This list may not be taken into the Final Examination. 1. 2. 3 Commonwealth v State of Tasmania (1983) 46 ALR 625 Federal and State powers Lee v Knapp [1967] 2 QB 442 “Stop after accident” – golden rule Smith v Hughes [1960] 2 All ER 859 “in the street” – mischief rule 4. Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. 1893] 1 QB 256 Several contract law principles 5. Harvey v Facey [1893] AC 552 Supply of information is not an offer 6. Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain v Boots Cash Chemist (Southern) Ltd. [1953] 1 QB 401 Shop display is not an offer – it is an invitation to treat 7. Fisher v Bell [1961] 1 QB 394 Shop display is not an offer – it is an invitation to treat 8. Partridge v Crittenden [1968] 1 WLR 204 Newpaper advertisement is not an offer – it is an invitation to treat 9. R. v Clarke (1927) 40 CLR 227 Acceptance must be made with knowledge and reliance on the offer 10. Hyde v Wrench (1840) 3 Beav 334 Counter offer 11. Stevenson Jacques & Co. v McLean (1880) 5 QBD 346 Request for information is not a counter offer 12. Powell v Lee (1908) 99 LT 284 Acceptance through third parties – authorised agent 13. Felthouse v Bindley (1862) 11 CBNS 869 Silence as acceptance 14. Household Fire Insurance v Grant (1879) LR 4 ExD 216 Acceptance by post is effective when posted 15. Holwell Securities v Hughes [1974] WLR 155 Offeror can specify that posted acceptance is only effective when received 16.

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