Dibbins v Dibbins (1896)


  • The claimant, of unsound mind, purported to ratify the act of a solicitor in exercising his option to purchase his late partner’s share in their partnership outside of the 3 month limitation period following his partner’s death, although the solicitor’s act had taken place within the limitation period


  • Could the option be exercised?


  • No


  • Ratification will not be effective when time is of the essence
RELATED CASE  Kelly v Fraser [2012]

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