Henry Lopes, 1st Baron Ludlow
|The Right Honourable
The Lord Ludlow
|Lord Justice of Appeal|
|Born||3 October 1828|
|Died||25 December 1899(aged 71)|
|Alma mater||Winchester College; Balliol College, Oxford|
|Profession||Barrister; Member of Parliament|
Background and education
Ludlow was a younger son of Sir Ralph Lopes, 2nd Baronet, and the uncle of Henry Lopes, 1st Baron Roborough. He was educated at Winchester and Balliol College, Oxford, and was called to the Bar, Inner Temple, in 1852.
Political and legal career
- Learoyd v Whiteley  UKHL 1, (1887) 12 AC 727 - (Lopes concurring with Cotton LF and Lindley LF in the Court of Appeal) - the House of Lords affirmed the Court of Appeal decision in this English trusts law case concerning the duty of care owed by a trustee when exercising the power of investment.
- British South Africa Co v Companhia de Moçambique  AC 602 (Lopes sitting in the Court of Appeal) - the House of Lords overturned Lopes' Court of Appeal decision and by so doing established the Mozambique rule, a common law rule in private international law that renders actions relating to title in foreign land, the right to possession of foreign land, and trespass to foreign land non-justiciable in common law jurisdictions.
- The Satanita  AC 59 - Contract law case atypical of the conventional offer & acceptance pattern seen in English law. Lopes decision at appeal affirmed by the House of Lords.
Lord Ludlow married Cordelia Lucy, daughter of Erving Clark, in 1854. They had one son and five daughters. She died in 1891. Lord Ludlow survived her by eight years and died in December 1899, aged 71. He was succeeded by his only son, Henry.
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Alexander Henry Campbell
|Member of Parliament for Launceston
James Henry Deakin
|Member of Parliament for Frome
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation||Baron Ludlow
Henry Yarde Buller Lopes