Horton v Jones: 1935

(High Court of Australia) A claim by plaintiff against the personal representatives of her ex-employer for breach of an oral agreement by him to make a will leaving her property which would include interests in land failed on the ground that it fell within the New South Wales law requiring agreements for the disposition of land to comply with certain requirements.


Rich and Dixon JJ


(1935) 53 CLR 475

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CitedHealey v Brown ChD 25-Apr-2002
The two deceased had made mutual wills bequeathing the family home. The survivor transferred the property during his life to defeat the agreement. It was now said that the arrangement fell foul of the 1989 Act and was unenforceable.
Held: . .
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Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.270806