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Proprietary Estoppel

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  • Proprietary estoppel case concerning a family farm where the son claimed that his father had promised that he would inherit the lion's share of the farm. The claim was made out. Judgment, 12/06/2018, free
  • The question in this case was whether a proprietory estoppel operated in favour of the claimant son such as to give him an interest in the family farm and, if so, what interest. The judge held that the son made out his case. Judgment, 06/06/2018, free
  • On the evidence presented before the court, and judged by the doctrines of common intention constructive trust and proprietary estoppel, the court found that the claimant had not proved her case that there had been an agreement between her and her cohabitee that she would share any profit after the farm, which was legally owned by the defendent, was sold. Judgment, 11/05/2018, free
  • In a tweet: Whether daughter entitled to dairy farm following detrimental reliance on late father's assurances Judgment, 11/04/2018, free
  • The issue on this appeal was how to satisfy the equity raised by a daughter against her parents, who were farmers, by virtue of the principles of proprietary estoppel. The parents were appealing an award of £1.3 - the appeal was allowed and the award reduced to £500,000. Judgment, 20/05/2016, free

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  • 6 questions to accompany the Cohabitation webinar which was recorded on 11 March 2015 CPD course, 18/03/2015, members only
  • Lynsey Cade-Davies and Amber Sheridan of 29 Bedford Row review current developments in cohabitation law including an update on recent cases, proprietary estoppel after Southwell v Blackburn, the Cohabitation Rights Bill and points to remember when handling cases in the civil courts. Webcast, 16/03/2015, members only

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