- Tendency of court to award the expectation in promise-based estoppel claim (Habberfield v Habberfield)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
Private Client analysis: According to Leslie Blohm QC at St John’s Chambers, this farming estoppel case illustrates that a judge has a wide discretion to craft an award that the Court of Appeal can only disturb on limited grounds—and that this is costly and uncertain litigation, which is best settled if at all possible.
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