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Hamilton Jones v David & Snape

[2004] 1 All ER 657

Case summary last updated at 04/01/2020 14:19 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Hamilton Jones v David & Snape

D’s negligence led to C’s children being kidnapped by their father and being taken to Tunisia. The court held that although the protection of the children was not the sole object of the contract with C, it was a “significant reason” for C’s entering the contract. I.e. upholding Lord Steyn’s view in Farley.

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