Dimes v Grand Junction Canal Proprietors [1852]

Facts

  • Regarding the sale of land crossed by a canal, a value had to be decided by the judge

Issue

  • Could the decision be quashed as the judge had a significant number of shares in the defendant company

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • The decision, had it been upheld, would have been to the significant financial benefit to the judge
RELATED CASE  Cheney v Conn [1968]

Posted in Public Law Revision Notes.

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