Beswick v Beswick [1967]

Facts

  • The claimant’s husband gave their nephew his business on the agreement that following his death, the nephew would pay his aunt (the claimant) £5 per week
  • Following the husband’s death, the nephew did not pay the £5 per week

Issue

  • Could the claimant enforce the contract

Decision

  • No enforcement

Reasoning

  • A third party may not enforce the benefit conferred upon them by a contract to which they are not party
  • The claim made by the late-husband’s estate against the nephew did succeed however, so the aunt was paid
RELATED CASE  Stevenson v Rogers [1999]

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