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Top 10 UK Supreme Court cases by GPT4.0


Influential UK Cases:

1. The Case of Proclamations (1610): This case established the principle that the King could not create new laws without Parliament's support, setting the foundation for today's constitutional monarchy.

2. Entick v Carrington (1765): This case defined the limits of executive power in English law, establishing that the state can only act lawfully in a manner prescribed by statute or common law.

3. Donaldson v Becket (1774): This ruling held that copyright in published works was not perpetual but subject to statutory limits, effectively birthing modern copyright law.

4. Worlledge v Manning (1786): This judgment shaped the modern legal understanding of private property rights, particularly in relation to gleaners’ rights.

5. Vaughan v Menlove (1837): This case introduced the concept of the "reasonable person" in law, which became a standard for assessing negligence.

6. Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Company (1892): A key case in contract law, it established principles of offer and acceptance in modern contracts.

7. Donoghue v Stevenson (1932): This case laid the foundation of the modern law of negligence, establishing the duty of care principle.

8. R v R (1991): This case removed the matrimonial exception to rape, recognizing that a husband can be guilty of raping his wife.

9. Gillick v West Norfolk & Wisbech Area Health Authority (1986): This case introduced the concept of "Gillick competence," allowing children under 16 to consent to medical treatment if they have sufficient maturity and understanding.

10. McDonald’s Corporation v Steel & Morris (1997) (McLibel): The longest libel case in British history, it involved a lawsuit by McDonald’s Corporation against two environmental activists.


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