Consideration is a matter between the transacting parties and must not be seen as a pre-requisite for any agreements being sealed. It relates to a moral issue if two parties enter into an agreement which does not contain any consideration for their declared agreement, and law must accept it as a personal decision. However, there are cases when one of the parties enters an agreement based on facts which may be ill-prepared or may be forged. In such cases, such statements become a saviour for the agreements without any considerations.
Another case for consideration was for payment of debt owned. Beer obtained a judgement against Foakes for a debt that was owed and costs in 1875.After a year, they entered into an agreement that Foakes would pay part consideration of debt and the rest would be paid in instalments. Foakes paid the part debt under the consideration that Beer would not take proceedings on judgement, but Beer did take proceeding so the judgement in 1882 to recover the interest over the debt paid. However it was established that the whole debt had now been paid off. In this case, Beer could recover the interest payment from Foakes, because the court said that a lesser payment on the day of payment is not a good consideration on the part of the debtor, and it is good for the creditors promise to recover the dent along with interest. Thus seen, that consideration if not properly defined in each case, it could lead to severe issues that drain the time, money and energy of those involved. If consideration of a promise is mentioned and the interest payment on part payment is not mentioned, then it could lead to problems for the parties. Many a times the consideration is taken to be a moral responsibility and it is expected from one of the parties who are the providers.