Williams v Bayley
|Williams v Bayley|
|Court||House of Lords|
|Full case name||Henry Williams and Others v James Bayley|
|Citation(s)||(1866) LR 1 HL 20|
Mr Bayley’s son forged his father’s signature on promissory notes and gave them to Mr Williams. Mr Williams threatened Mr Bayley that he would bring criminal prosecution against his son unless he granted an equitable mortgage to get back the notes.
House of Lords upheld the cancellation of the agreement, on account of undue influence. The agreement was cancelled on the ground that he was influenced by threat.
- English contract law
- Iniquitous pressure in English law
- Lloyds Bank Ltd v Bundy  QB 326
- Williams v. Walker-Thomas Furniture Co. 350 F.2d 445 (C.A. D.C. 1965)