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Olley v Marlborough Court Ltd

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Case summary last updated at 01/01/2020 18:32 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Olley v Marlborough Court Ltd

 P was staying in D’s hotel, paid for his room and only once in his room did he see the notice exempting D’s liability for theft etc. When D’s staff negligently let a thief into P’s room, P sued D. The CA held that the sign was not valid since the contract was already concluded by the time P was able to see the sign. Therefore to allow the sign to have effect would amount to a unilateral variation of terms, which is impossible. 

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