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Lampley v Braithwaite [1615]

Facts

  • Braithwaite was imprisoned awaiting the death penalty
  • Lampley obtained a pardon from the King
  • Braithwaite then promised to pay £100 for his efforts, but didn’t pay up

Issue

Decision

  • Yes, claim succeeded

Reasoning

  • Although there was past consideration for the promise, the consideration had been given at the promisor’s request, and so the claim succeeded
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