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Interference with easement Defences to claim – estoppel and laches Lester v Woodgate [2010] EWCA Civ 199 Summary The dominant owner can lose his right to complain of an actionable interference with an easement if an estoppel is made out. The estoppel can arise by virtue of a mere acquiescence in the interference, in circumstances where an abandonment of the easement would not be made out on the traditional tests. The acquiescence need not last long to give rise to…

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