Coutts & Company v Browne-Lecky

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtKing's Bench Division
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20 cases
  • Sun Cruises Ltd v Overseas Union Bank Ltd
    • Singapore
    • High Court (Singapore)
    • 31 May 1999
    ...discharge or answer a void debt is itself void. See Swan v Bank of Scotland [1836] 10 Bligh NS 627; 6 ER 231, Coutts & Co v Browne-Lecky [1947] KB 104. I would venture to add that, by the same logic, a judgment given on a void debt must also be void for no court of law has the power to vali......
  • Argo Caribbean Group Ltd v Lewis
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 19 December 1975
    ...if the transaction in question was a guarantee and not an indemnity, the decision of Mr. Justice Oliver in ( Browne-Lecky -v- Coutts 1946 2 A.E.R. p. 207), but counsel for the plaintiffs reserving the right to challenge on appeal the validity of that decision? 15 On the first of these issue......
  • Star Cruise Services Ltd v Overseas Union Bank Ltd
    • Singapore
    • High Court (Singapore)
    • 30 April 1999
    ...Clarke v Shee and Johnson (1774) 1 Cowp 197; 98 ER 1041 (refd) Cohen v Kittell (1888) 22 QBD 680 (refd) Coutts & Co v Browne-Lecky [1947] 1 KB 104 (refd) Cowern v Nield [1912] 2 KB 419 (refd) Day v William Hill (Park Lane) Ld [1949] 1 KB 632 (refd) Edward Love & Co, Re; Sharp v Ellis (1971)......
  • Government of Malaysia v Gurcharan Singh and Others
    • Malaysia
    • High Court (Malaysia)
    • 1 January 1971
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