Katie Alsop Archive

The Cowshed Cinderella and a Reduced Award

More and more proprietary estoppel cases have been featured in the media of late, often concerning farming families. In a nutshell, a successful claimant will be able to demonstrate that a promise was made to him, that reliance was placed on that promise, and as a result, he acted to his detriment. It is essential to understand when dealing with these cases, that the elements are not stand alone requirements which need to be ‘ticked off a list’.

Inheritance disputes: Co-habitation and Second Relationship

The Central London County Court has recently heard a case made by Joy Williams, who issued a claim to secure her Deceased’s husband’s share of the property in which they both lived. Norman Martin, the Deceased owned the property jointly with his partner, the Claimant. He move out of the matrimonial home belonging to him and his wife in 1994 but never got divorced.
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