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It must always be remembered that the commentaries are only commentaries. They do not enact; they explain and are evidence of the congeries of customs which form the law: Kastoori Devi v/s Chiranji Lal (1960)

Synopsis of the Judgement: The present decision given by the single judge bench of Allahabad High Court concerns itself with an important question under the law. Plaintiff is a wife of the respondent who had married to another woman. He at the primary stage entered into an agreement to pay maintenance to the wife but […]

[Case-brief] Balfour v Balfour

The present decision is the leading English case law which deals with the difference between legally enforceable agreements and agreements which are domestic in nature. Balfour v Balfour [1919] 2 KB 571 Before the Court of Appeal (Civil Divison) Bench: Warrington LJ, Duke LJ, Atkin LJ. Decided on:25 June 1919 Relevant Acts: Married Women’s Property Act 1882 […]