Relevant To: Intention - family relations. Consideration - existing duty.
Issue: Was a husband's promise to transfer his house to their joint names if his wife returned to live with him intended to be legally binding, and if so, did her return constitute sufficient consideration?
Held: Yes, it was - the law would not have forced her to live with him, so her return constituted valid consideration, and the arrangement was not of a type 'made in the ordinary course of a matrimonial relationship', and they went so far as to visit the solicitor to begin arrangements. (That said, it ultimately failed because it wasn't in writing, which was a statutory requirement for real property transfers)