A Renewed Consideration of Consideration: MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd. v. Rock Advertising Ltd. [2016] EWCA Civ 553

(2016) 16(2) Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 323

Posted: 19 Sep 2017 Last revised: 5 Jan 2018

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Kenny Chng

Singapore Management University

Yihan Goh

Singapore Management University - School of Law; Singapore Management University - Centre for AI & Data Governance

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This note argues that the English Court of Appeal decision of MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd. v. Rock Advertising Ltd. is a significant modification of the present understanding of consideration with respect to agreements to accept part-payments of a debt and to perform pre-existing duties, and that the preferred way forward for the development of the law should be judicial intervention by the Supreme Court to reconcile the logical inconsistencies between Foakes v. Beer and Williams v. Roffey Bros & Nicholls (Contractors) Ltd.

Suggested Citation

Chng, Kenny and Goh, Yihan, A Renewed Consideration of Consideration: MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd. v. Rock Advertising Ltd. [2016] EWCA Civ 553 (2016). (2016) 16(2) Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 323, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3038584

Kenny Chng (Contact Author)

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Yihan Goh

Singapore Management University - School of Law ( email )

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Singapore Management University - Centre for AI & Data Governance ( email )

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