Misrepresentation: Declaration on order book foils
Jones & Sharples v CAO (1994) All ER (CA)225
Order book foils include the declaration:
“l declare that l have read and understand all the instructions in this order book,that I have correctly reported any facts which could affect the amount of my payment andthat I am entitled to the above sum”.
There may be a misrepresentation when this statement is signed if the claimant
- has not reported a material fact, and
- knew the fact.
The material fact, which is misrepresented in these circumstances, is that the claimanthad not reported any facts, which could affect the amount of benefit. This declarationincorporates a representation of the underlying facts themselves.