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Balfour v Balfour[1919]
Balfour v Balfour[1919]
A man had promised his wife a £30 per month allowance as she could not travel with him abroad on overseas service as she was ill. He later suggested separating from one another but his wife petitioned for divorce and her claim for the allowance failed.
Merritt v Merritt
Merritt v Merritt
A husband and wife had a house that was mortgaged. The man decided to leave his wife but the house they lived in was in joint names. The husband promised to pay his wife £40 per month to allow her to pay the outstanding mortgage. The wife sued successful
Jones v Padavatton (1969)
Jones v Padavatton (1969)
A daughter had been persuaded to give up her job in New York by her mother to study for the Bar in England and then return to practice in Trinidad where her mother lived. In return the mother agreed to pay her daughter an allowance. After a while, the dau
Simpkins v Pays[1955]
Simpkins v Pays[1955]
A lodger and two members of a shared house entered newspaper competitions in the lodger’s name but all paid equal shares of the entry money. Between the three house shares, there was a clear understanding that they would share any winnings. So, when the
Parker v Clarke (1960)
Parker v Clarke (1960)
A young couple that were looking for a new home were persuaded by an older couple to sell their house and move in with them. They made a promise where as when the old couple passed away they would inherit the property. Eventually they fell out and the you
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