Norwich and Peterborough Building Society v Stead: 1993

It is for the person who has signed a document to show that the transaction which it effects is essentially different from the transaction intended so that the signatory can claim non est factum and say that he did not consent to it. But he also has to show, even if illiterate or lacking in understanding of the law, that he acted responsibly and carefully according to his circumstances, although the law is readier to relieve him against hardship.


[1993] Ch 116


England and Wales


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Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.186672