Dorset Yacht Co Ltd v Home Office (LAWS1051)

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Citation: Dorset Yacht Co Ltd v Home Office [1970] AC 1004.

This information can be found in the textbook [1] pp 335 - 336

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Background Facts

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Legal issues

Judgment

  • Cases can change the law yet still maintain consistency with precedent where the decision is influenced by the current law in extending or redefining it enough to include the particular case under consideration.
  • This redefining allows for the rule to be expressed so as to exclude the necessity to be limited by the former definition when the limitation is not essential.

References

  1. Prue Vines, Law and Justice in Australia: Foundations of the Legal System, (2nd ed, Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 2009).
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