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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
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