Williams v Bayley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Williams v Bayley
Court House of Lords
Citation(s) (1866) LR 1 HL 20
Undue influence

Williams v Bayley (1866) LR 1 HL 200 is an English contract law case relating to undue influence.


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.

See also[edit]



External links[edit]