Frustration Cases in Contract Law

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"Radical Change in Obligations will Frustrate Contracts"
Davis Contractors [1956] per Lord Radcliffe
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Frustration by Illegality
Metro Water Board v Dick, Kerr and Co. [1916]
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Frustration by Impossibility: 1. Destruction of Subject Matter
CTI Group [2008]
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Frustration by Impossibility: 2. Unavailability of SM
The Nema [1982]
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Frustration by Impossibility: 3. Serious Delay or Interruption
Noblee Thorl [1962] (Closure of Suez Canal Case)
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Frustration by Impossibility: 4. Death or Incapacity
Notcutt [1986]
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Frustration of Purpose / Unless other commercial use
Krell v Henry [1903] / Chandler v Webster [1904] "coronation viewing cases"
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Frustration of Leases
"No frustration unless foundation of contract doesn't survive" - National Carriers [1981]
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Choice of Contract does not Frustrate
Maritime National Fish [1935]
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Negligent Behavior of your own will not Frustrate
Joseph Constantine Steamship [1942]
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Frustrated Contracts terminated from time of event, but any obligations already due remain binding
Chandler v Webster [1904]
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Parties can recover money paid in advance, but not expenses, when in a frustrated contract
Fibrosa SA [1943]
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Frustration by Illegality

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Metro Water Board v Dick, Kerr and Co. [1916]

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Frustration by Impossibility: 1. Destruction of Subject Matter

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Frustration by Impossibility: 2. Unavailability of SM

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Frustration by Impossibility: 3. Serious Delay or Interruption

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