Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-2016

Abstract

This note argues thatthe English Court of Appeal decision of MWBBusiness Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd is a significantmodification of the present understanding of consideration with respect toagreements to accept part-payments of a debt and to perform pre-existing duties,and that the preferred way forward for the development of the law should be judicialintervention by the Supreme Court to reconcile the logical inconsistenciesbetween Foakes v Beer and Williams v Roffey Bros & Nicholls(Contractors) Ltd.

Keywords

Consideration, Foakes v Beer, Williams v Roffey

Discipline

Commercial Law | Contracts

Research Areas

Commercial Law

Publication

Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal

Volume

16

Issue

2

First Page

323

Last Page

332

ISSN

1472-9342

Identifier

10.1080/14729342.2016.1274128

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles - no Open Select

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1080/14729342.2016.1274128

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