Barton v Armstrong [1973] UKPC 2 | 5 December 1973

ON 5 DECEMBER 1973, the United Kingdom Privy Council delivered Barton v Armstrong & Ors [1976] AC 104; [1973] UKPC 2 (5 December 1973).

A contract may be set aside on the grounds of duress if the use of illegitimate pressure was one of the causes for a party to enter into the agreement. If illegitimate pressure is established, the burden is on the person who applied such pressure to show that the pressure did not operate to cause the party to enter into the agreement.


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