- 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?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
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.
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