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FactsEdit

Wood agreed with Provender's father to pay £20 to Provender after Provender and Wood's daughter were married. Wood did not pay and Provender brought action.

IssueEdit

  1. Can Provender, who was not party to the agreement but is the beneficiary of the money, bring an action for enforcement?

DecisionEdit

Finding for the plaintiff.

ReasonsEdit

The court held that "the party to whom the benefit of a promise accrews may bring his action."

NotesEdit

This is an early case in the doctrine of privity, one that was reversed in Tweddle v Atkinson.

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