Cope v Rowlands: 1836

The court considered te situation of entry into a contract by a person under a statutory prohibition. Parke B said: ‘It is perfectly settled that where the contract which the plaintiff seeks to enforce, be it express or implied, is expressly or by implication forbidden by the common or statute law, no court will lend its assistance to give it effect.’
Parke B
(1836) 2 M and W 149
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedHughes v Asset Managers Plc CA 13-May-1994
The appellants had entered into discretionary investment management agreements wth the respondent. The investments made a substantial losss which the appellants sought to recover, saying that the agreements were void under the 1958 Act.
Held: . .

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Updated: 16 May 2021; Ref: scu.267378