E-law cases
 
Custom Search
   Home      Jackson v Horizon Holidays 1975

 

 

Jackson v Horizon Holidays [1975] 1 WLR 1468 Court of Appeal


Mr Jackson booked a 28 day holiday in Ceylon for himself and his family through Horizon Holidays.  The hotel turned out to be unsatisfactory for various reasons relating to cleanliness and provision of services. The trial judge made an award for the disappointment suffered by Mr Jackson, but stated he could not take into account the disappointment suffered by his wife and children since they were not party to the contract. Mr Jackson appealed.

Held:

Mr Jackson was able to recover for the disappointment suffered by his wife and children. This amounts to an exception to the rule of privity of contract based on the decision in Beswick v Beswick (1968) AC 88.

Back to lecture outline on remedies in contract law