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5 FRAUDULENT KNOWLEDGE AND FRAUDULENT INTENTION

Deceit - The Lie of the Law

5 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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