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Rookes v Barnard (No 1) [1964] UKHL 1

Judgment, published: 17/07/2001

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  • Claim for damages after the claimant cohabitee claimed that she had been deceived by the defendant in spending her divorce settlement money on a lavish lifestyle after he promised to pay her back and buy her a house when his own divorce had concluded. Satisfied that but for the respondent’s deceit the claimant would not have paid any of her capital to fund "her share" of expenditure on the lavish lifestyle, the claimant was awarded £300,000 plus interest in damages. Judgment, 16/07/2018, free

Published: 17/07/2001

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