White v Bluett: 1853

The son complained at his father’s disposition of his property. He had given his father a promissory note. His father said that he would release the son from the promissiory note if the son ceased to complain.
Held: The promissory note could be enforced. The son’s promise was too vague, and gave no consideration, since he had only refrained from doing what he had no right to do.


Pollock CB


(1853) 23 LJ Ex 36, (1853) LTOS 123, (1853) 2 WR 75, (1853) 2 CLR 301


England and Wales


Updated: 09 May 2022; Ref: scu.222035