n Without Prejudice - The dangers of signing documents without reading them : the law

Volume 11, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



In a judgement delivered on November 30 2004, the SCA upheld the defence of iustus error at the expense of the caveat subscriptor rule. The case concerned in which the contract denier, a director of a company, had completed an application for future credit on behalf of the company. The application form also imposed a suretyship obligation on the person signing it in respect of the company's indebtedness to the contract assertor.

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