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Assurance and reliance – Thorner

Nature of assurance and reliance Thorner v Major [2009] UKHL 18 Summary In this claim by a nephew in respect of his uncle’s estate the nephew has established that he was entitled to his uncle’s farm on the basis of a proprietary estoppel. Basic facts The claim was based on the grounds that the uncle had made assurances to the nephew that the farm would be left to him after his death. The nephew had relied on those assurances by…

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