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Lawyers, law students, and the legally confused... The key cases you used to know, should know or need to know...

Over 100 of the most important common law cases covering Contract, Criminal and Tort (Negligence and Nuisance).

Grouped in categories and sub-categories for easy reference, look-up and revision. For each case there are key points to remember, a summary and link to wikipedia. Where available you can also read the case in full on BAILII. We've also handpicked an image that will help you to remember the case and its facts!

Alcock v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, Anns v Merton London Borough Council, Bailey v Ministry of Defence, Baker v. T E Hopkins & Son Ltd, Baker v Willoughby, Bamford v Turnley, Blyth v Birmingham Waterworks Company, Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee, Caparo Industries plc v Dickman, Derry v Peek, Hedley Byrne & Co Ltd v Heller & Partners Ltd, Hughes v Lord Advocate, Miller v Jackson, Nettleship v Weston, Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v The Miller Steamship Co, Rose v Plenty, Rylands v Fletcher, Spartan Steel & Alloys Ltd v Martin & Co, Adams v Lindsell, Addis v Gramophone Co Ltd, Attorney General v Blake, Bell v Lever Brothers Ltd, Bisset v Wilkinson, The Heron II), Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Company, Combe v Combe, Cutter v Powell, Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Co Ltd v Selfridge & Co Ltd, Esso Petroleum Co Ltd v Mardon, Fisher v Bell, Hartley v Ponsonby, L'Estrange v F Graucob Ltd, Leaf v International Galleries, Long v Lloyd, Olley v Marlborough Court Hotel, Parker v South Eastern Railway Company, Phillips v Brooks Ltd, Smith v Hughes, Southern Foundries Ltd v Shirlaw, Victoria Laundry Ltd v Newman Industries Ltd, R v Adams, DPP v Armstrong, R v Adomako, R v Ahluwalia, R v Bailey, R v Blaue, R v Caldwell, R v Cheshire, R v Dudley and Stephens, R v Ghosh, R v Holland, R v Ibrams and Gregory, R v Lawrence, R v Majewski, R v Nedrick, R v Quick, R v Savage and Parmenter, R v Shivpuri, R v Woollin and more...

Disclaimer: This app is for educational purposes only and is not a replacement for legal advice from a suitably qualified professional. Cases reported are academically significant but may no longer constitute "good law".