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BACK TO CASE LAW SELECTIONPharmaceutical Society of GB v Boots Cash Chemists Ltd Fisher v BellPartridge v Crittenden Harvey v Facey Carlill v The Carbolic Smoke Ball Co.Ltd 
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Boots, had recently refurbished a shop to create a self-service system. This at the time was unique. However according to Section 18 of the Pharmacy and Poisons Act 1933 the sale of certain drugs and poisons shouldn’t occur without the supervision of a
The Offensive Weapons Act 1959 prohibited shops ‘offering for sale’ various offensive weapons. This included flick knives. However in the case of Fisher V Bell a shopkeeper displayed some in his window and thus prosecuted unsuccessfully.
At first instance,Partridge published an ad offering for sale Branmblefinch hens and cocks. However these birds were protected therefore the defendant was prosecuted under the Protection of Birds Act 1954 for ‘offering for sale’ a wild bird. This is d
Harvey wanted to buy Facey’s farm and sent a telegram stating ‘will you sell me Bumper Hall? Telegraph lowest price’. Facey replied saying ‘Lowest price acceptable is £900’. The Farm was then sold to another person. Harvey argued that by replyi
The company advertised a smoke ball, as a patent medicine and alongside this advertisement they promised that any person who was to purchase the smoke ball, whilst using it correctly would be immune from a range of illnesses one of which was influenza. Th
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