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Capacity and minors' contracts

Steinberg vs. Scala (Leeds) LTD (1923)
Steinberg vs. Scala (Leeds) LTD (1923)
A minor had been allotted shares within a company and had made the payment that related to her shares. She was then unable to meet the further payments going forward, so she sought to repudiate the contract and to recover the money she had already paid. S
De Francesco v Barnum (1890)
De Francesco v Barnum (1890)
A 14 year old started a dancing apprenticeship with De Francesco, this was to last for seven years. The apprenticeship deed stated that upon starting the apprenticeship, she agreed to be at his disposal and to not accept any professional work without his
Clements vs. London and North Western Railway Company (1894)
Clements vs. London and North Western Railway Company (1894)
The claimant minor gained employment as a railway porter for the defendant and as a result agreed to join the company’s insurance scheme. He then relinquished rights under the Employers Liability Act of 1880. The minor then got injured at work and reali
Clements vs. London and North Western Railway Company (1894)
Clements vs. London and North Western Railway Company (1894)
The claimant minor gained employment as a railway porter for the defendant and as a result agreed to join the company’s insurance scheme. He then relinquished rights under the Employers Liability Act of 1880. The minor then got injured at work and reali
Nash vs Inman (1908)
Nash vs Inman (1908)
An undergraduate from Cambridge, the son of a Cambridge based architect, was supplied with £122 worth of clothes by a Savile Row tailor. This included 11 ‘fancy waistcoats’ costing 2 guineas each (£2.10). The student’s father then refused to pay a
Chapple vs Cooper (1844)
Chapple vs Cooper (1844)
A minor’s husband had passed away and she contracted undertakers to organise the funeral but she later refused to pay for it. She claimed that she had no capacity to contract. The undertakers later sued for the costs.
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