In this lecture the contractual requirement of consideration is explained and analysed. The issues covered include: identifying consideration; the requirement that consideration must move from the promisee; sufficiency and adequacy of consideration constrasted;past consideration; pre-existing duties – public law duty, duty owed to third party; duty to owed to ‘contracting’ party; agreements to pay more; agreements to accept less.
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Cases referred to include: Combe v Combe (1951); Tweddle v Atkinson (1861); Currie v Misa (1875); Chappell v Nestle (1959); White v Bluett (1853); Bolton v Madden (1873); Thomas v Thomas (1842); Re McArdle (1951); Lampleigh v Braithwaite (1615); Re Casey’s Patents (1892); Pao On v Lau Yiu Long (1980); Collins v Godfroy (1831); Glasbrook v Glamorgan CC (1925); Shadwell v Shadwell (1860); Scotson v Pegg (1861); Stilk v Myrick (1809); Hartley v Ponsonby (1857); Williams v Roffey Bros (1990); Foakes v Beer (1884); Re Selectmove Ltd (1995).
Lecturer: Gianni Vuolo
More than 25 years experience as full time lecturer and examiner on LLB and GDL / CPE courses. Currently teaches and examines on the LLB programme at SOAS, University of London and is visiting Senior Fellow at the Russian State University of Justice providing academic support for students on the University of London International Programmes LLB programme. Experienced in delivering courses for the University of London International LLB programmes and on LLB and GDL programmes at a number of universities and colleges including BPP Law School. Called to the Bar in 1988.
Duration of lecture: 46 minutes