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Cause of Action

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A Cause of Action is the basis upon which a plaintiff files a complaint or a suit against someone. It is a bundle of essential facts which are necessary for the plaintiff to prove before he can succeed.

Lord Brett: Cause of Action means every fact which it would be necessary for the plaintiff to prove, if traversed, in order to support his right to judgement of the Court.

  • Misjoinder of Cause of Action
  • Effect of non-joinder or relief and Cause of Action
  • Joinder of Cause of Action
  • Power of Court to order separate trials

A Cause of Action is divided into elements. It is important that all elements are to be proved to win a case.


Some examples of Cause of Action are:

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