Linggi Plantations v Jagatheesan: 1972

( Hong Kong Final Court of Appeal – from Malaysia) Lord Hailsham suggested that where, on investigation, the real nature of an initial payment, which was termed a deposit, was shown to be the imposition of a penalty, it might be recovered by the purchaser, and that it was only a reasonable deposit that was irrecoverable.


Lord Hailsham


[1972] 1 MLJ 89


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedWorkers Trust and Merchant Bank Ltd v Dojap Investments Ltd PC 22-Feb-1993
(Jamaica) The purchaser at an auction had been obliged under the terms of the auction contract to pay a deposit of 25%. He failed to complete, and the vendor took the deposit by way of forfeit. The standard deposit payable would be 10%. The Court of . .
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Updated: 16 May 2022; Ref: scu.187691