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Yerkey v Jones resurrected
Record ID:
20230
Format:
LIJ Article
Year:
1999
Source:
LIJ (1999) 73 No 1
Date_of_entry:
04/01/1999
Notes:
The decision in the High Court case of Garcia v National Australia Bank has caused suprise among the legal profession in Australia. Garcia followed the decision set down in the 1940 case of Yerkey v Jones, despite the principles being expressedly disapproved by the House of Lords in Barclays Bank v O'Brien in 1994. Garcia decided that married women providing surety for their husbands's debts should still be accorded special status ; Headings include: Undue influence; background; the judgment; principles; House of Lords decisions; the latest case; implications
Section:
Articles
Cases:
Garcia v National Australia Bank Limited (1998) 155 ALR 614 ; Yerkey v Jones (1940) 63 CLR 649 ; Barclays Bank Ltd v O'Brien [1994] 1 AC 180 ;
Month:
January


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