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In the Padavatton was 34 years old and living in Washington, USA, with her son. She had a good job, salary and pension rights. Jones. Jones v Padavatton: CA 29 Nov Cited – Balfour v Balfour CA ([] 2 KB , [] All ER Rep , () 88 LJKB , (). Unfortunately, the mother (Mrs Jones) was thinking in West Indian dollars in which dollars was equal to 42 a month, and the daughter, living in Washington.

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Canadian contract law topic Canadian contract law has its foundation in the English legal tradition of the 19th and early 20th century. In a society of increased domestic disruption, illustrated through statistics such as rising divorce rates, it is very arguable that family arrangements are becoming more likely to be intended as legally enforceable.

In English law, there are two judicial devices to help a court to decide wh This is perhaps the strongest indication that the daughter had never intended legal consequences to arise from the agreement. When the mortgage was paid Mr Pwdavatton refused to transfer the house.

Balfour v Balfour [] 2 KB is a leading English contract law case. Salmon LJ follows this approach in his judgement, stating it is a presumption of fact that when arrangements are made between family members, they are not intended to create a padavatotn relationship but are rather based on mutual ties of trust and affection.

A contract is an agreement enforceable in court.

The case of Jones v Padavatton concerned whether or not a legally enforceable contract existed between the parties, in this case a mother and daughter. Log In India UK. The Mother then agreed to purchase padavattkn house for the daughter to live in.

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Certainly she would have to debit herself with some reasonable figure in respect of her accommodation. It may not be easy to decide, especially when there is such a paucity of evidence, what is a reasonable time. I can but express the hope that this may be done, for it would clearly be to the mutual benefit of both parties.

He came to the conclusion that on these very special facts the true inference must be that the arrangement between the parties prior to the daughter’s leaving Washington were intended by both to have contractual force. A competent equity draftsman would, if properly instructed, have no difficulty in drafting such a contract.


Views Read Edit View history. I do not find the grounds of the learned county court judge’s decision easy to understand.

They agreed to pool b for a kitty, agreeing to share any prize money later won. There is no doubt that the daughter gave consideration for a promise by her mother to provide maintenance at the rate of 42 per month so long as she was reading for the Bar in England by giving up her job and her other advantages in Washington, and by reading for the Bar But various incidental matters appear never to have been thought out at all.

The whole arrangement was, in my view, far too vague and uncertain to be itself enforceable as a contract; but at no stage did the daughter bring into the discussions her alleged legal right to 43 per month until bar studies were completed, and how that right was to be affected by the new arrangement.

Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3. The mother’s idea was that the daughter could then join her in Trinidad as a lawyer. Then they had a quarrel while Mrs Padavatton was still completing her bar exams at Lincoln’s Inn. No Case or Topic can be added. At any rate, a house, No. In my judgment it is the subsequent history which gives the boat guide to the parties’ intention at the material time.

Jones subsequently sought possession of the house.

Of course, there is no difficulty, if they so intend, in members of families entering into legally binding contracts in regard to family affairs. How about make it original? The daughter however, was a well educated intelligent woman capable of earning the equivalent of over 2, a year in Washington.

The case of Jones v Padavatton send By clicking “Send”, you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy. There was a doubt whether the daughter’s rights were confined to one room, or could she occupy several? The final factor highlighted, and which I consider to be of huge significance, is the behaviour of the daughter when her mother visited. If this reference is pursued, it will involve an account being meticulously taken of all receipts and expenditure from December until the date on which the daughter yields up possession.

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Jones v Padavatton

We will write a custom paper sample on The case of Jones v Padavatton specifically for you. How much accommodation was the daughter to occupy; how much money was she to have out of the rents; if the rents fell below expectation, was the mother to make up the difference below 42, or 42 less the sum saved by the daughter in rent; for how long was the arrangement to continue, and so on.

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In English law, if the terms of an offer are not certain, the resulting agreement can fail. Also, the Court of Appeal stated that the agreement would last until the daughter had passes her Bar finals; yet 5 years had elapsed and she had still not passed them, therefore the contract had elapsed.

I think that they are plain, to leave Washington with all that entailed, come to London and genuinely study for the Bar there. The first point to jonss decided is whether or not there was ever a legally binding agreement between jonea mother and daughter in relation to the daughter’s reading for the Bar in England.

What the position is as regards the counterclaim is another matter. There apdavatton a lack of evidence on the matter, and the members of the court were induced to supply suggestions based on their personal knowledge. I would padwvatton to Lord Justice Atkin’s magnificent exposition of the situation in regard to such arrangements in Jobes v.

Salmon LJ considers the second factor to be addressed is whether the terms of the agreement were sufficient enough to be legally enforceable. She points to her very satisfactory job with the Indian Embassy in Washington and her flat, padvatton claims to have been unwilling to go to England, and to have been induced by extreme pressure.

English case law Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. Fenton Atkinson LJ addresses the issues of consideration and padavvatton in his judgement; issues which I have to consider are far more relevant to the specifics ladavatton this case. Somehow money was found to buy furniture, and tenants began to arrive in February A defence and counterclaim dated the 11th August had been delivered, which was amended on the 31st February The mother promised dollars but she had in mind British West Indian dollars, 42 a month, and that was what she in fact paid from November to December