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Ratio decidendi set precedent about consent to harmful sex acts. Obiter dicta examples do allow consent
Case which followedd the obiter dicta from Brown; as branding is like tattooing you are allowed to consent to it
Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co
Case about making contracts in adverts - obiter dicta 'lost dog' example
Dudley & Stephens
Case which originally decided that necessity cannot be a defence to murder = guilty of murder (cannibalism)
Re A
Case where the conjoined twins could be separated and necessity was allowed as a defence to murder
Hunter v Canary Wharf Tower
Original precedent: cannot sue for losing TV signal (compared to losing a view = analogy)
First criminal case to use the Practice Statement; if he intended to sell drugs he could still be guilty
Anderton v Ryan
Woman not guilty even thought she originally intended to handle stolen goods; thought to be a poor decision
Addie v Dumbreck
Outdated case that gave no protection to trespassers
BRB v Herrington
First major civil case to use Practice Statement; we now owe a duty of care to trespassers
London Street Tramways
The case where the HL decided they should be bound by their own previous precedents
Young v Bristol Aeroplanes
The case which gives the Court of Appeal 3 exceptions to avoid their own past precedent
Judges in the Criminal division can avoid past precedent if the law was misapplied/misunderstood
Merritt v Merritt
The couple was already separated when the contract was made, creating a new rule
Balfour v Balfour
A case that decided that contracts are not usually intended to be legal between a married couple
Sweet v Parsley
Schoolteacher appealed drugs conviction up to HL who reversed the decision from the court below
Gillick v West Norfolk AHA
This set a new rule about u16s being giving contraception confidentially, appealed many times
The case where D used his girlfriend as a shield - the precedent has been followed ever since