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It is exactly 125 years since this Judgement was delivered-Lawyers across the world still remember

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The Judgement in Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Company was delivered on the 7th of December, 1892 in England. The Court of Appeal in the contract law decision held that an advertisement containing certain terms to get a reward constituted a binding unilateral offer that could be accepted by anyone who performed its terms. The decision is one of the most important and popular decisions in the legal history that has influenced many other decisions across the globe. It is notable for its curious subject matter and how the influential judges (particularly Lindley LJ and Bowen LJ) developed the law in inventive ways. Carlill is frequently discussed as an introductory contract case, and may often be the first legal case a law student studies in the law of contract. Courtroom mail remembers this important case 125 years after Continue reading It is exactly 125 years since this Judgement was delivered-Lawyers across the world still remember

The historic Nuremberg Trial and suicide note of Hitler’s second in Command-What you might not know after 70 years .

After the collapse of Nazi Germany on the 8th  of May 1945, the allied forces began to perfect their plans to bring top Nazi officials to trial. The Legal basis for the trial was established by the London Charter which was agreed upon on the 8th of August 1945.

Hermann Goering
Herman Goering

On the 20th of November 1945, the first part of the series of Trials began with the trials of 24 top Nazi officials. Among them was Reichmarschall Herman Goering, the highest ranking Nazi official to be tried at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg. He was Hitler’s designated successor.

Eight Judges presided over the trial. Soviet Union, Britain, America and France provided two Judges each and a prosecutor. On the 20th of November trial opened at 10am. Continue reading The historic Nuremberg Trial and suicide note of Hitler’s second in Command-What you might not know after 70 years .