“For every promise, there is a price to pay” Re-visiting the Doctrine of Proprietary Estoppel in Guest v Guest  EWCA Civ 387
“The basic ingredients for proprietary estoppel are well known, and many property practitioners would feel comfortable in spotting an estoppel when it has arisen. However, there is a shadowy question that is often avoided – assuming the estoppel is established, what is the actual result?…”
In this article, Zara Mahmood re-visits the doctrine of proprietary estoppel and discusses the recent judgment handed down by the Court of Appeal in Guest v Guest  EWCA Civ 387. The decision marks the latest in a long succession of proprietary estoppel cases that have appeared before the courts concerning inheritance disputes within the farming industry. The case also provides a useful insight into the way in which the court has fashioned a remedy for the equity.
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