Duress and Undue Influence

Where a Court finds that there was undue influence it may set it aside that contract or modify the terms of that contract. Undue influence is where a party applies their influence over another individual in order to persuade them to do something that they would not otherwise have wanted to do.

Undue influence is a complex area of law and we will need to assess your particular circumstances when advising you on your case.

Duress requires a higher threshold of influence; essentially the contracting party must have no real other choice but to enter the contract. This again is often time-sensitive, and a proposed claimant must usually be seen to protest at or shortly after the time the contract was made.
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