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Proprietary Estoppel

This section deals with two very important cases on proprietary estoppel – in particular the HL decision in Yeomans Row v Cobbe – which re-establish the principles of proprietary estoppel; and subsequent decisions. See contents on left.

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...

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Yeomans Row v Cobbe

Property joint ventures gone wrong! Introduction In good times when it seems that there is money to be made business men and women will often rush into actions they sometimes later regret. A classic situation is where an informal deal is made in relation to a...

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