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5 FRAUDULENT KNOWLEDGE AND FRAUDULENT INTENTION

Deceit - The Lie of the Law

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FRAUDULENT KNOWLEDGE AND FRAUDULENT INTENTION

INTRODUCTION

5.1 In Medd v. Cox,1 Sir Wilfrid Greene, MR said that “A charge of fraud implies that the person against whom it is made is a dishonest liar”. This dishonesty, the quintessence of a deceit, lies in the dual requirements of fraudulent knowledge and a fraudulent intention. Bowen, LJ said, in Angus v. Clifford,2 that:

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