Creditor estopped from recovering a debt where he had misrepresented the amount

In Neville v Wilkinson ((1782) 28 E.R. 1289) W was N’s lawyer and a creditor of N. N wanted to marry the daughter of S but was worried that S would not consent if he knew the full extent of N’s indebtedness. N persuaded W to vastly understate the amount of N’s debt to W. W agreed and the marriage went ahead. W was estopped from recovering the full amount of the debt from N since the marriage arrangements made by S were induced by W’s representation to S as to the level of N’s indebtedness. The court spoke of fraud rather than estoppel.

Advertisements

One Response to “Creditor estopped from recovering a debt where he had misrepresented the amount”

  1. relevant site Says:

    If some one wishes expert view concerning blogging
    and site-building afterward i recommend him/her to pay a visit this
    blog, Keep up the pleasant job.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: