Turner v Railton: 1796

Evidence was admitted that the defendant’s former attorney had admitted the debt claimed and made an offer on the defendant’s behalf to pay a certain sum on account. Lord Kenyon said: ‘Concessions made for the purpose of settling the business for which the action is brought, cannot be given in evidence; but facts admitted I have always received.’


Lord Kenyon


(1796) 2 Esp 474

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CitedBradford and Bingley Plc v Rashid HL 12-Jul-2006
Disapplication of Without Prejudice Rules
The House was asked whether a letter sent during without prejudice negotiations which acknowledged a debt was admissible to restart the limitation period. An advice centre, acting for the borrower had written, in answer to a claim by the lender for . .
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Updated: 04 May 2022; Ref: scu.243126