Eastwood v Kenyon [1840]

Facts

  • Eastwood paid for Kenyon’s education
  • After Kenyon’s education had ceased, Kenyon promised to pay Eastwood back, but sibsequently failed to do so

Issue

  • Did Eastwood have a valid claim, she had suffered a detriment, so had provided consideration

Decision

  • No claim

Reasoning

  • Past consideration is no consideration
  • As the payments had occurred in the past, the consideration was also in the past
RELATED CASE  Hartley v Ponsonby [1857]

Posted in Contract Law Revision Notes.

This page was last updated on 18th January 2014

© 2020 Webstroke Law - Terms and Privacy Policy