A Renewed Consideration of Consideration: MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd. v. Rock Advertising Ltd.  EWCA Civ 553
(2016) 16(2) Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 323
Posted: 19 Sep 2017 Last revised: 5 Jan 2018
Date Written: 2016
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.
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