Ex turpi causa: Credit hire, loss of use and illegality

Antonia Ford considers when an illegal act will provide a defence of illegality ‘Where a claimant is engaged in an illegal act, the claim may be extinguished on the grounds of public policy under the doctrine of ex turpi causa non oritur actio.’ When a person is involved in a non-fault road traffic accident, they …
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Cases Referenced

  • Agheampong v Allied Manufacturing (London) Ltd [2008] EW Misc 4 (EWCC)
  • Hewison v Meridian Shipping Services PTE Ltd & ors [2002] EWCA Civ 1821
  • Morgan v Bryson Recycling Ltd [2018] NIQB 12
  • Patel v Mirza [2016] UKSC 42
  • Shadbolt v Stefanatica (2018) unreported Medway County Court DDJ Gill 11 October
  • Vellino v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester [2002] EWCA Civ 1249