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Wood v Leadbitter (1845)

Facts

  • The claimant purchased a ticket granting him a licence to watch horse racing from a stand
  • The defendant evicted the claimant

Issue

  • Could the licence be revoked?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • It is the orthodox view that contractual licences can be revoked at any time
  • If this revocation is in breach of a contract (as it was here), contractual damages will be available
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