Consideration in the Law of Uses

A.W.B. Simpson

in A History of the Common Law of Contract

Published in print February 1987 | ISBN: 9780198255734
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681622 | DOI:
Consideration in the Law of Uses

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This chapter examines the application of the equitable doctrine of consideration in the law of uses of land in England during the 16th century. It explains that the doctrine of consideration in land uses was fully and elaborately developed before there was any doctrine of consideration in assumpsit. It discusses examples of relevant court cases and analyses the experiences of common law practitioners.

Keywords: doctrine of consideration; land uses; assumpsit; common law; court cases

Chapter.  21061 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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