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Trusts and Estoppel

Oh dear, oh dear …

Ashby v Kilduff [2010] EWHC 2034 (Ch) (available on Lawtel and through the Chief [those special powers again]) [edit: now on BAILII too) is about the proprietary consequences of the unhappy demise of the relationship between David Ashby, the former Tory MP,...

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Family Feuds and Estoppel

Cook v Thomas & Thomas [2010] EWCA Civ 227 This case was well describd by the Court of Appeal as "a most unfortunate and regrettable dispute". The facts were as follows. C is the sole legal owner of a small ara of farmland with farmhouse in Wales by...

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Estoppel and Laches in Looe

Lester v Woodgate [2010] EWCA Civ 199 is a wonderful example of a neighbour dispute getting out of hand (so out of hand, in fact, that indemnity costs were awarded against the Claimant, in the Truro County Court,  in "an exemplary use of the power to mark...

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Credit where it's due?

Walsh v Singh [2009] EWHC 32 is a fascinating case about constructive trust (CT) and proprietary estoppel (PE), or at least it could have been. First credit goes to HHJ Purle QC, sitting as a judge of the High Court, who has managed the seemingly impossible...

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