Category: L

  • Lumley V. Gye

    Definition of Lumley V. Gye ((1853), 2 E. & B. 216). It is an actionable wrong at common law knowingly to induce a person to commit a breach of contract with another.The plaintiff engaged Miss Wagner to sing for him at his theatre for three months. The defendant knowingly induced her to break […]

  • Lunatic

    Definition of Lunatic Defined by the Lunacy Act, 1890, s. 341, as an idiot or person of unsound mind. The word is used to denote (1) a person who has attacks of intermittent insanity separated by lucid intervals, or suffers from delusions ; (2) a person who from unsoundness of mind is […]

  • Lynch V. Nurdin

    Definition of Lynch V. Nurdin ((1841), 1 Q. B. 29). The contributory negligence of a child is no defence to an action by him for injury caused by the defendant’s negligence, if the plaintiff’s conduct was of a kind, to be expected from a child.The defendant’s servant having left a cart and […]

  • Lumley V. Gye

    Definition of Lumley V. Gye ((1853), 2 E. & B. 216). It is an actionable wrong at common law knowingly to induce a person to commit a breach of contract with another.The plaintiff engaged Miss Wagner to sing for him at his theatre for three months. The defendant knowingly induced her to break […]

  • Lyndhurst's Act, (Lord)

    Definition of Lyndhurst’s Act, (Lord) The Marriage Act, 1835, which provided that any marriage after 1835 between persons within the prohibited degrees of affinity should be null and void Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Lyndhurst’s Act, (Lord) in […]

  • Lord Chancellor

    Definition of Lord Chancellor See Chancellor, Lord High Browse You might be interested in these references tools: ResourceDescription Lord Chancellor in the Dictionaries, Lord Chancellor in our legal dictionaries, Related topics, Browse topics from the European Encyclopedia of Law, Browse […]

  • Low V. Bouverie

    Definition of Low V. Bouverie ([1891] 3 Ch. 82). A plaintiff cannot recover for negligence unless the defendant owes him a duty to take care. The plaintiff, contemplating making an advance to Bouverie on the security of his interest in a certain estate vested in trustees, wrote to the […]

  • Lord High Steward

    Definition of Lord High Steward When a person is impeached, or when a peer is tried on indictment for treason or felony before the House of Lords, one of the lords is appointed Lord High Steward, and acts as speaker pro temporc. If the House of Lords is not sitting, the indictment is removed […]

  • Lord Chief Justice Of England

    Definition of Lord Chief Justice Of England The President of the King’s Bench Division ; he represents not merely the Chief Justice of the ancient Court of King’s Bench, but also the Chief Baron of the Exchequer and the Chief Justice of the Common Pleas Browse You might be interested in these […]

  • Lowe V. Peers

    Definition of Lowe V. Peers ((1768), 4 Burr. 2225). A contract in total restraint of marriage is void. The plaintiff covenanted that if he married any person except the plaintiff he would pay her 1,000 within three months of the marriage. Held, the contract was void Browse You might be […]