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Facts[]

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.

Issue[]

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

Decision[]

Finding for the plaintiff.

Reasons[]

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

Notes[]

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

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