Howard v Bailee (1796)

Facts

  • The defendant, upon the death of a testator, had been authorised to pay and discharge all debts of that testator

Issue

  • Did this authority also authorise the acceptance of a bill of exchange (guarantee of payment)?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Authorisation in agency authorises all acts necessary to accomplish the authorised act
RELATED CASE  Warlow v Harrison (1859)

Posted in Commercial Law Revision Notes.

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