Hewitt v First Plus Financial Group [2010]


  • A husband convinced his wife to sign a charge for his separate debts
  • He was having an affair at the time


  • Could the charge be set aside for undue influence


  • Yes


  • Through his abuse of the trust and confidence the wife had in her husband, the wife’s conscious exercise of will could be vitiated and the re-mortgage transaction set aside
RELATED CASE  Davis Contractors v Fareham Urban District Council [1956]

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