R E Jones Ltd v Waring and Gillow Ltd: HL 1926

In the case of a confidence man whose plan might have been frustrated by an unexpected contact between the two innocent parties; the House of Lords were divided as to whether that equivocal contact amounted to a representation. Viscount Cave LC thought that the court should find a way of preventing a party so using estoppel as to make a profit.


Lord Shaw, Viscount Cave LC, Lord Carson, Lord Sumner


[1926] AC 670


Bills of Exchange Act 1882 29(1)


England and Wales

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CitedLipkin Gorman (a Firm) v Karpnale Ltd HL 6-Jun-1991
The plaintiff firm of solicitors sought to recover money which had been stolen from them by a partner, and then gambled away with the defendant. He had purchased their gaming chips, and the plaintiff argued that these, being gambling debts, were . .
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Equity, Estoppel, Banking

Updated: 14 May 2022; Ref: scu.259531