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Tweddle v Atkinson [1861]


  • A brides’s father agreed with the groom’s father that he would pay £200 the the groom
  • After not paying the groom, could the groom enforce the promise with the late bride’s father’s estate


  • Could the contract be enforced by a third party


  • No enforcement, claim failed


  • A third party cannot enforce a contract
  • Consideration must move from the promisee for enforcement to be allowed
  • The groom provided no consideration for the promise
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