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Olley v Marlborough Court [1949] 1 KB 532

The claimant booked into a hotel. The contract was made at the reception desk where there was no mention of an exclusion clause. In the hotel room on the back of the door a notice sought to exclude liability of the hotel proprietors for any lost, stolen or damaged property. The claimant had her fur coat stolen.

Held:

The notice was ineffective. The contract had already been made by the time the claimant had seen the notice. It did not therefore form part of the contract.
 
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