Blomley v Ryan; 28 Mar 1956

References: (1956) 99 CLR 362, [1956] HCA 81
Links: Austlii
Coram: Taylor J, McTiernan J, Fullagar J, and Kitto J
(High Court of Australia) Equity – Contract for sale and purchase of grazing property – Suit for specific performance brought by purchaser – Vendor aged and affected by long bout of rum drinking – Claim to set aside contract – Unconscionable bargain – Constructive fraud – Circumstances in which courts of equity will grant relief.
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