Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Dudley Muslim Association

Local authority – Contract. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed an association's appeal against the strike out of its defence and summary judgment against it in respect of a local authority's claim for specific performance of a contractual obligation that it re-transfer a site back to the authority for failure to develop the site by the target date. The public law defences of legitimate expectation and abuse of power were not available in circumstances of a commercial contract dispute.

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