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Economic Duress Duress to the Person Barton v Armstrong Duress applied in the way of threats to your physical person will suffice to make any agreement made under that duress void – does not have to be the only reason Astley v Reynolds Extra payment was made under compulsion – and paid in reliance on his legal right to claim it back Economic Duress Threats to a persons financial, business or economic interests E.G. threat to breach a existing contractual obligation if either an increase in price is not paid or some new contract entered into Williams v Roffey Bros and the importance of the absence of any economic duress Siboen v Sibotre Obiter – contract may be voidable because economic duress was present when contract was made Must differentiate between ‘mere commercial pressure’ (which is legitimate) and pressure which amounts to a ‘coercion’ or ‘compulsion of a person’s will’ (which
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  • Fall '17
  • John Jupp
  • economic duress, Barton, Roffey Bros, Astley, Lords Goff

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