Ward v Byham [1956]

Father promised to pay a weekly sum to mother of
illegitimate child, provided she could prove child would be ‘well looked after
and happy’ – was this consideration?
Morris and Parker LJJ:
Yes – mother had promised more than her statutory duty
to look after child.
Denning LJ:
Yes – She was only promising what she was bound to do,
but this sufficed because it was benefit to father.