- Balfour –v- Balfour 
- Husband promised £30 a week to wife. Following divorce, the wife’s claim for this failed.
- Meritt –v- Meritt 
- Husband deserted wife for another. Agreement to pay income if she paid off the mortgage was legally binding.
- Jones –v- Padavatton 
- Mother gave allowance for Bar study, and then provided a house. Mother sought repossession and daughter failed to prove contractual nature.
- Simpkins –v- Pays 
- Lodger and two others entered a competition in the lodger’s name. Lodger bound to share winnings.
- Parker –v- Clarke 
- Couple persuaded to sell house and move in with older couple, with promise of inheritance. Young couple asked to leave and sued successfully – giving up security proved intention.
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Commercial and Business Agreements
- Edwards –v- Skyways  - Agreement to make ex-gratia redundancy payment is binding
- Esso Petroleum –v- Commissioners of Customs and Excise  - Free world cup tokens with every 4 gallons of petrol. Customs claimed purchase tax. Esso were trying to boost business, hence intention to be bound.
- McGowan –v- Radio Buxton  - M entered competition for Clio. Given small model. RB claimed no intention, but this was not upheld. No hint in transcript.
- Jones –v- Vernons’ Pools  - Coupons: “binding in honour only”. J claimed winning coupon lost. Clause prevented his claim.
- Kleinwort Benson –v- MMC  - Parent company issued comfort letter, but would not guarantee loan. K claimed using letter but claim failed.
- Julian –v- Furby  - Plumber helped daughter and son-in-law furnish house. Following split, he invoiced for materials and labour. Court agreed with materials but would not acknowledge the invoice for labour.
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