Fry v Lane: QBD 1888

A court should be ready to set aside unconscionable transactions with ‘poor and ignorant persons’ where there had been no independent advice.

[1888] 15 Ch D 679
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedChagos Islanders v The Attorney General, Her Majesty’s British Indian Ocean Territory Commissioner QBD 9-Oct-2003
The Chagos Islands had been a British dependent territory since 1814. The British government repatriated the islanders in the 1960s, and the Ilois now sought damages for their wrongful displacement, misfeasance, deceit, negligence and to establish a . .
Appeal fromFry v Lane, re Fry, Whittet v Bush CA 1889
Sales of reversionary interests at considerable undervalues by poor and ignorant persons were set aside. ‘The result of the decisions is that where a purchase is made from a poor and ignorant man at a considerable undervalue, the vendor having no . .

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Updated: 23 December 2021; Ref: scu.186676