Alexander v Rayson

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Date1936
Year1936
CourtCourt of Appeal
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  • Mason v Clarke
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 24 d4 Março d4 1955
    ...supposing that he had some dishonest motive, as I hold he had not, what follows? Lord Justice Denning, relying I think on the case of Alexander v. Rayson [1936] 1. K.B. 169, concluded that Mason also was affected, or perhaps I should say infected, by the taint and could not rely on his agr......
  • 21st Century Logistic Solutions Ltd ((in Liquidation)) v Madysen Ltd
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 17 d2 Fevereiro d2 2004
    ...as an example of the court refusing to enforce a contract whose object was the committing of an illegal act (defrauding the Revenue) is Alexander v Rayson [1936] 1 K.B. 169. This authority is of some importance in determining whether Madysen's plea of illegality is made out. The action was ......
  • American Home Assurance Co v Hong Lam Marine Pte Ltd
    • Singapore
    • Court of Appeal (Singapore)
    • 20 d2 Julho d2 1999
    ...on two decisions in support of their position: Suntoso Jacob v Kong Miao Ming [1986] SLR 59 [1986] 2 MLJ 170 and Alexander v Rayson [1936] 1 KB 169. In the former case, LP Thean J (as he then was), delivering the judgment of the Court of Appeal, said at p 174: Where a transaction which on t......
  • People's Park Development (Pte) Ltd v Lian Ya (Pte) Ltd
    • Singapore
    • High Court (Singapore)
    • 20 d3 Março d3 1974
    ...fact charged and the question does not arise as to whether the leases are illegal and unenforceable.The facts in Alexander v Rayson [1935] All ER Rep 185 can be distinguished. It is no authority in favour of any contention based on s 2 of the Premiums on Leases Act nor do I find that any fr......
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  • Illegality
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Contracts. Third Edition Vitiating Factors
    • 4 d2 Agosto d2 2020
    ...the unlawful nature of the intended conduct is unwitting, or where the 13 Wanderers’ Hockey Club v Johnson (1913), 5 WWR 117 (BCSC). 14 [1936] 1 KB 169 (CA) [ Alexander v Rayson ]. See also Napier v National Business Agency Ltd , [1951] 2 All ER 264 (CA) (employment contract — income tax) [......

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