The dramatic 1670 trial of two Quakers which established the principle that judges cannot intimidate juries, no matter how furious the bench may be."
|The curious saga of the Carbolic Smoke Ball, a bizarre Victorian quack medicine.|
The case established important principles about truth in advertising and the relationship between companies and their customers.
|03||20091118||20091122||The case of Reginald Woolmington, a young farm labourer who shot his wife dead with a sawn-off gun in 1934.|
But had he intended to kill, and thus was it murder? The case against him seemed strong, but Woolmington's legal battle eventually reinforced the presumption of innocence for all defendants.
|04 LAST||20091125||20091129||Clive revisits Donohue vs Stevenson, better known as The Case of the Paisley Snail.|
Finding a snail (or was it a slug?) in a bottle of ginger beer may seem a minor upset, but the resulting case in 1932 produced the first comprehensive definition of neglect in tort law and established the meaning of the 'duty of care'.