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Beswick v Beswick

[1968] AC 58

Case summary last updated at 04/01/2020 14:51 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Beswick v Beswick

 A sold his business to B on the condition that B help maintain his widow, C, once A had died. B reneged on the promise and C sued him. HL held that 3rd party beneficiaries of a contract cannot sue on it, due to privity of contract. However C was able to sue for specific performance of the duty as the executrix of A’s will.  HL said specific performance should be used if it would provide a “more perfect justice” 

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