“Act Exteriora Indicant Interiora Secreta” (Acts indicate the intention)

Introduction: The legal maxim “Act Exteriora Indicant Interiora Secreta,” translated as “Acts indicate the intention,” encapsulates a fundamental principle in law and philosophy. At its essence, this maxim suggests that one’s external actions provide a glimpse into their internal thoughts and intentions. In simpler terms, it implies that what a person does outwardly can reveal … Read more

Hobbs v Winchester Law Society (1933) 98 JP 33

Case Name:– Hobbs v Winchester Law Society Citation:– [1933] 98 JP 33 Jurisdiction:– England and Wales Judgment:– The case dealt with the possession of an altered passport by the accused. Despite the accused’s lack of knowledge or suspicion of the alteration, the court held that possessing an altered passport constituted an offense. The judgment established … Read more

R Vs. Scofield P.C. 1028

Case Name:- R vs. Scofield Citation:– P.C. 1028 Jurisdiction:- This case falls under the jurisdiction of the Privy Council. Judgment:- Nature of the Case: The case involved allegations against Mr. Scofield for a criminal offense where intent played a crucial role. Key Issue: The central contention was whether mere intent, without the actual commission of … Read more

Robinson vs. Davidson LR 6 Ex 269

Case Name:– Robinson vs. Davidson Citation:– LR 6 Ex 269 Jurisdiction:– Court of Exchequer Judgment Summary:– Historical Background:- Legal Framework in the 19th Century: During the 19th century, contract law was undergoing significant development, transitioning from a more rigid application of contractual obligations to a more nuanced understanding of implied conditions and fairness. The legal … Read more

Baily Vs. De Crespigny LR 4 QB 180 (185)

Case Name:– Baily Vs. De Crespigny Citation:– LR 4 QB 180 (185) Jurisdiction:– England and Wales (Queen’s Bench Division) Judgment:– The judgment discussed the principle that an “act of God” does not per se excuse a party’s breach of contract, emphasizing that the absence of contract terms addressing such unforeseen events determines whether non-performance is … Read more

Collins v. Collins (1858) 53 E.R. 916

Case Name: Collins v. Collins Citation: (1858) 53 E.R. 916 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Judgement: The judgement in the case of Collins v. Collins (1858) 53 E.R. 916 clarified that the arbitration clause in the agreement was valid and binding. It also established that an umpire was not necessary for the arbitration process unless explicitly … Read more