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High Court takes new approach to reverter of land donated for school (Rittson-Thomas and others v Oxfordshire County Council)

High Court takes new approach to reverter of land donated for school (Rittson-Thomas and others v Oxfordshire County Council)
Published on: 05 April 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • High Court takes new approach to reverter of land donated for school (Rittson-Thomas and others v Oxfordshire County Council)
  • What are the practical implications of the judgment?
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  • What did the court decide?

Article summary

Property analysis: Matthew Smith, barrister, of Maitland Chambers, examines a Chancery Division decision that land which the claimants’ ancestor had conveyed under the School Sites Act 1841 (SSA 1841) to the defendant local authority, for use as part of a school, did not revert to them when pupils stopped attending before it was sold to raise funds for a new school and so the proceeds of sale were not held on trust for the claimants. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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