Breach of Promise

  morddwyd 09:12 05 Jun 2010

Do "Breach of Promise" actions still come to court?

Those of a certain age will no doubt remember eagerly devouring the salacious details in the News of the World (it was always the NotW!) when a gentleman, who was obviously anything but, promised marriage as a result of which "certain relations of an intimate nature took place" to quote the phrase of the time.

The aggrieved lady, who many at the time also believed was anything but, then sued for damages.

Can't remember the last time I saw such a case, in the UK anyway.

  johndrew 10:37 05 Jun 2010

Apparently so click here

Not only ladies sued either click here

  spuds 12:50 05 Jun 2010

I suppose you will not hear about it much nowadays, with modern societies standards and the no win no fee compensation solicitors.

But having stated 'modern societies standards', I suppose the old randy 'master of the estate' had his wicked ways!.

  jakimo 13:00 05 Jun 2010

Could there be something your not telling us

  ella33 15:10 07 Jun 2010

jakimo-- haha

morddwyd-- for some reason I associated that mainly with breaking off engagements and certainly haven't heard of it locally recently. I suppose an engagement is aa assurance that there was a promise......

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