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Albert v MIB [1971] 3WLR 291 House of Lords

A docker was killed in a road collision on his way to work. He was a passenger in a car owned and driven by a work colleague. The driver gave lifts to the deceased and other dockers in return for payment. He had given lifts to different dockers over a period of eight years. A claim was made against the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) as the driver had no insurance cover for passengers. The MIB was only obliged to pay if there existed a contract between the docker and the driver.

Held:

The lifts were offered in a commercial context as he had given lifts to different people over a period of time. Therefore there was an intention to create a binding contract.
 
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