The court considered the application of the doctrine of stare decisis when faced with conflicting earlier decisions.
Held: Denning J said that the ‘general rule’ is that: ‘where there are conflicting decisions of courts of co-ordinate jurisdiction, the later decision is to be preferred, if it is reached after full consideration of the earlier decision.’
References:  2 KB 153,  1 All ER 863
Judges: Denning J
Statutes: War Pensions (Naval Auxiliary Personnel) Scheme 1946, Pensions (Mercantile Marine) Act 1942
Jurisdiction: England and Wales
This case is cited by:
- Cited – Colchester Estates (Cardiff) v Carlton Industries plc ChD 30-Mar-1984 ( Ch 80,  2 All ER 601)
If a decision of a court has been reached after full consideration of an earlier decision which went the other way, it should not be open to review on a third occasion when the same point arose for decision.
Nourse J said: ‘There must come a . .
- Cited – In re Lambeth Cemetery ConC 28-Jul-2020 ( WLR(D) 448, )
The petitioner sought the exhumation of his still born son so that he could be buried alongside his wife who had died several years later.
Held: There had been conflicting decisions as to what amounted to a good and proper reason for an . .
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