- The relevant principle of proprietary estoppel (Thompson v Thompson)
- 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, the case of Thompson v Thompson demonstrates the willingness of the court, in appropriate circumstances, to award the entirety of a farm to a farmer’s child following a lifetime of work and after informal promises of succession made to him by his parents, under the doctrine of proprietary estoppel.
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