Tappenden And Others, Assignees of Bray v Randall: 19 Jun 1801

This was a successful claim for the repayment of money paid for an unenforceable consideration which failed, Heath J said obiter that there might be ‘cases where the contract may be of a nature too grossly immoral for the court to enter into any discussion of it: as where one man has paid money by way of hire to another to murder a third person’.


Heath J


[1801] EngR 329, (1801) 2 Bos and Pul 467, (1801) 126 ER 1388




England and Wales

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CitedPatel v Mirza SC 20-Jul-2016
The claimant advanced funds to the respondent for him to invest in a bank of which the claimant had insider knowledge. In fact the defendant did not invest the funds, the knowledge was incorrect. The defendant however did not return the sums . .
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Updated: 09 May 2022; Ref: scu.345575