- Court rules on equitable relief claims for joint venture agreements (Farrar v Miller)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide? Why did the judge think there was merit in the legal arguments of the claimant and appellant?
Property analysis: The Court of Appeal has ruled that a case can proceed to trial where a businessman alleges that he was wrongfully excluded from a later deal which saw a property development site sold for £5m, with him receiving nothing. It ruled that the judge below was wrong to strike out claims for breach of a constructive trust, breach of fiduciary duty and for a proprietary estoppel. Barrister Marie-Claire Bleasdale of Radcliffe Chambers, Lincoln’s Inn, comments on what lessons can be learned from this case and considers the wider implications for these types of cases.
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