Jackson v Horizon Holidays [1975]

Facts

  • Jackson purchased a holiday for £1200 from Horizon Holidays for he and his family to enjoy
  • The holiday was incorrectly advertised, resulting in significant disappointment for the family

Issue

  • Could Jackson recover the money paid to Horizon Holidays for his loss and for the loss of the benefit which the contract to provide a holiday conferred upon his family

Decision

  • Recovery allowed

Reasoning

  • Lord Denning allowed recovery contrary to the usual privity rule, quantifying the damage as £600 for defective performance and £500 for his and his family’s disappointment or distress to attain a ‘just result’
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