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Estoppel by convention—sword or shield? (Rail for London Ltd v The Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Hackney)

Published on: 18 May 2022
Published by: LexisPSL
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Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: An application to strike out passages within a defence on the basis that they sought to use estoppel by convention as a sword rather than a shield has failed. The issue was held not to be suitable for summary determination at a strike-out hearing. Written by Phillip Patterson, barrister, Gatehouse Chambers. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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