Existing Liability

Some articles on existing liability:

Theft Act 1978 - Section 2 - Evasion of Liability By Deception - Delaying Payment of A Debt
... Like section 2(1)(a), this requires an existing liability to make payment but, unlike (a), it does not require that the creditor knows they are "letting the defendant off" ... by way of conditional satisfaction of an existing liability is to be treated not as being paid but as being induced to wait for payment ... with intent to make permanent default in whole or in part on any existing liability to make a payment of his own, or with intent to let another do so ...

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