Unlawful eviction – section 27 residence and section 28 damages – Nearly Legal

Posted July 24th, 2023 in county courts, damages, estoppel, housing, news by tracey

‘Wilson v Wilson & Anor (2023) EW Misc 5 (CC). A county court judgment on a claim under section 27 Housing Act 1988 for unlawful deprivation of occupation, against a background of breakdown in relations between a family. The key issue being the residential status of the claimant where she was, admittedly, absent from the property. There was also a claim in proprietary estoppel.’

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Nearly Legal, 23rd July 2023

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Case Comment: Guest v Guest [2022] UKSC 27 – UKSC Blog

Posted December 14th, 2022 in appeals, estoppel, news, Supreme Court, wills by sally

‘In this post, Tobias Seger, an Associate at CMS, comments on the Supreme Court’s decision in Guest v Guest [2022] UKSC 27, handed down by the Supreme Court on 19 October 2022. This case concerns the proper approach to granting relief under the doctrine of proprietary estoppel.’

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UKSC Blog, 12th December 2022

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New Judgment: Guest and another v Guest [2022] UKSC 27 – UKSC Blog

Posted October 20th, 2022 in agriculture, estoppel, families, news, partnerships, Supreme Court, wills by sally

‘This appeal concerns the proper basis for awarding remedies in cases of proprietary estoppel. Proprietary estoppel arises when a person gives a promise or assurance to another person that they have or will be given an interest in property and that other person reasonably relies on the promise or assurance to their detriment.’

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UKSC Blog, 19th October 2022

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Financial Services and Markets Act 2001 exemptions– the importance of when an agreement is entered for unregulated lenders – 33 Bedford Row

Posted August 18th, 2022 in chambers articles, deceit, estoppel, loans, mortgages, news by sally

‘This article will consider an interesting case involving deceit, when some defendants took out an unregulated loan, secured on a residential property, on the basis that the loan was wholly or predominantly for a business purpose.’

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33 Bedford Row, 11th August 2022

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In what circumstances can proprietary estoppel defeat an express declaration of trust? – Tanfield Chambers

Posted May 23rd, 2022 in appeals, chambers articles, conveyancing, estoppel, news, repossession, trespass by sally

‘A decision on whether to give permission to appeal should not ordinarily be cited unless it clearly indicates that it purports to establish a new principle or to extend the present law – so said Lord Woolf CJ in Practice Direction (Citation of Authorities) 2001 1 W.L.R. 1001. To specialist practitioners, however, permission applications remain of interest in dynamic areas such as proprietary estoppel.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 11th May 2022

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The appearance of a substantial defence in possession claims, and property guardians and possession – Nearly Legal

Posted December 14th, 2021 in civil procedure rules, estoppel, landlord & tenant, licensing, news, repossession by tracey

‘Global 100 Ltd v Laleva (2021) EWCA Civ 1835. There is a hell of a lot packed into one appeal here, so I’ll try to be brief. This was Global 100’s appeal of a first instance appeal (our note here) in which HHJ Luba QC had held that the first instance District Judge had been wrong to decide the possession claim against property guardians and make a possession order at first hearing, as there was a defence which appeared to be substantial and required further evidence and hearing.’

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Nearly Legal, 6th December 2021

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Case Comment: Tinkler v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2021] UKSC 39 – UKSC Blog

Posted August 26th, 2021 in accountants, agency, estoppel, news, notification, service, taxation by sally

‘In this post, Tim Sales, a partner in the Dispute Resolution team at CMS, and Hannah Jones, who works in the Tax team at CMS, comment on the decision handed down by the UK Supreme Court in the matter of Tinkler v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2021] UKSC 39, which concerned whether estoppel by convention applied to prevent the taxpayer disputing that HMRC had validly served a notice of enquiry.’

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UKSC Blog, 25th August 2021

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New Judgment: Tinkler v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2021] UKSC 39 – UKSC Blog

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in accountants, agency, estoppel, news, service, Supreme Court, taxation by sally

‘The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed this appeal addressing whether a taxpayer is prevented from challenging the validity of an enquiry into their tax return by HMRC where both parties have proceeded, for nearly a decade, on the mistaken assumption that the enquiry was validly initiated by a letter sent to the taxpayer.’

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UKSC Blog, 30th July 2021

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UK court backs rights holder in ‘essential’ patent dispute – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 13th, 2021 in estoppel, news, patents, telecommunications by tracey

‘The High Court in London has decided in favour of Optis Cellular Technology in a dispute over the validity of one of its telecommunications network patents and one that was said to be essential to the long-term evolution (LTE) network standard.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th July 2021

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Disciplinary Déjà vu: Res Judicata and Trade Union Disciplinary Proceedings – Parklane Plowden

‘The case related to a complaint made against Mr McFadden, that he had inappropriately touched a woman at an anti-austerity march attended by Unite members. A complaint was raised with Unite and Mr McFadden was found to have breached the union’s rules on conduct “in the workplace”. He appealed through the union’s procedures and his appeal was unsuccessful. Thereafter, Mr McFadden made a complaint to the assistant certification officer [“ACO”]. The ACO determined that as the alleged conduct was outside the workplace, in a context where Mr McFadden was not acting as a representative of Unite, nor at an event organised by Unite, the complaint did not pertain to conduct that Unite could discipline him for and consequently the allegation was null and void. The ACO ordered Unite to reinstate McFadden to his positions held prior to the suspension.’

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Parklane Plowden, 10th March 2021

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No loss, no gain, no mesne profit? – New Square Chambers

Posted April 15th, 2021 in estoppel, landlord & tenant, leases, mesne profits, news by sally

‘This decision is a real treat to read. The case, which is principally concerned with the validity of a break clause notice served by a landlord to determine a lease, is delivered in a communicative style, and enlivened by a number of sporting references.’

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New Square Chambers, 1st April 2021

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A Spate of Strike Outs: A Review of the Law on Res Judicata – Ropewalk Personal Injury Blog

‘During January 2021 the Court of Appeal handed down three judgments on appeals relating to strike out applications under CPR 3.4(2)(b): Allsop v Banner Jones Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 7, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP v BTI 2014 LLC [2021] EWCA Civ 9 and Tinkler v Ferguson [2021] EWCA Civ 18.’

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Ropewalk Personal Injury Blog, 25th February 2021

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Court draws adverse inferences from “deliberate destruction” of emails – Litigation Futures

Posted February 23rd, 2021 in electronic mail, estoppel, evidence, film industry, guarantees, news by tracey

‘A High Court has described the double deletion by a witness for the claimant of crucial emails on the eve of the trial of a film financing dispute as a “very serious misdeed”.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rfd February 2021

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The cart before the horse when requesting an adjudicator: Land End Developments Construction Limited v Kingstone Civil Engineering Limited [2020] EWHC 2338 – Hardwicke Chambers

‘These proceedings related to an adjudicator’s decision dated 27th April 2020 (“the 27th April Decision”) under the Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998 as amended (“the Scheme”). Lane End Developments Construction Limited (“Lane End”) was the main contractor on a housing development (“the Development”) and Kingstone Civil Engineering Limited (“Kingstone”) was sub-contracted to carry out enabling works for the Development. On 2nd March 2020, Kingstone issued Interim Payment Application No. 17 in the sum of £356,439.19, but Lane End did not serve a Pay Less Notice nor, until 26th March, did it serve a Payment Notice.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 13th November 2020

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Proprietary Estoppel and the Matrimonial Home on the Death of a Spouse – Anaghara v Anaghara & Ors [2020] EWHC 3091 – Pump Court Chambers

Posted November 24th, 2020 in bereavement, domicile, estoppel, married persons, matrimonial home, news by sally

‘It is rare that a spouse needs to pursue a claim in proprietary estoppel to secure occupation of a matrimonial home owned by the other spouse on the latter’s death: the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 will usually provide a remedy. But where, as here, the deceased is not domiciled in England and Wales the 1975 Act does not apply and an interesting point arises. The trial judge had found that there had been repeated representations to the effect that the wife might live in the property for so long as she wished made over a period of more than 20 years. The wife had reasonably relied upon those representations (understandably so one might think). However, the estate argued that the wife’s long “rent-free” occupation of the property owned by her husband counted as a “countervailing benefit” which the court was obliged to weigh in the balance and might mitigate or extinguish her equity. Such a countervailing benefit has been taken into account in the case of a licensee who harvests a crop (Henry v Henry [2010] UKPC 3) of a live-in carer paying no rent (Jennings v Rice [2002] EWCA 159) and of a son-in-law paying no rent to his parents-in-law after the death of his wife (Sledmore v Dalby (1996) 72 P & CR 196). In the latter case the benefit was sufficient wholly to extinguish the equity.’

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Pump Court Chambers, 20th November 2020

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Construction companies lose Court of Appeal challenge over expert determination – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 17th, 2020 in construction industry, contracts, estoppel, housing, news, planning by sally

‘A consortium of construction companies has failed in an appeal over a High Court judge’s dismissal of its claim for a declaration that the decision of an independent expert in relation to a revised section 106 agreement was not conclusive and binding on the parties.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th November 2020

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“For every promise, there is a price to pay” – St Ives Chambers

Posted April 28th, 2020 in estoppel, news, succession by sally

‘The basic ingredients for proprietary estoppel are well known, and many property practitioners would feel comfortable in spotting an estoppel when it has arisen. However, there is a shadowy question that is often avoided – assuming the estoppel is established, what is the actual result? After all, that is what the client will be most interested in!’

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St Ives Chambers, 23rd April 2020

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No oral modification clauses after Rock Advertising: Some property law difficulties – Wilberforce Chambers

Posted December 10th, 2019 in contracts, drafting, estoppel, news by sally

‘“No Oral Modification” clauses (“NOMs”) are regularly found in the boilerplate clauses towards the back of contracts. They are designed, and included, to try to impose some formality on future changes to the contractual arrangement between the parties. But does this work, and, if so, how? The conceptual difficulty with such clauses has been around for centuries.’

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Wilberforce Chambers, 5th December 2019

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If you go down to the woods today – Nearly Legal

Posted November 18th, 2019 in damages, estoppel, housing, human rights, landlord & tenant, leases, news, rent, repairs, repossession by sally

‘This is a rather odd case concerning possession of a farmhouse in the Forest of Dean. It had been first occupied by the defendant’s mother and step father in 1993. The terms of this were in dispute, but the rent was £155 and the step-father was to undertake repairs and maintenance to the property. The step-father did carry out some repairs, but he moved out in 2002, visiting and leaving some possessions there thereafter. The mother moved out in 2006. Various other family and friends lived at the property in subsequent years. The defendant had rented and bought property of his own, but took on repairs to the farmhouse and regarded it as his family home.’

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Nearly Legal, 17th November 2019

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UK court considers validity of payment notices under ‘hybrid’ contracts – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 14th, 2019 in construction industry, contracts, estoppel, news by tracey

‘The High Court has provided guidance to parties on the application of the payment provisions in the 1996 Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act (“Construction Act”) to “hybrid” contracts, which cover both construction and non-construction operations.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th October 2019

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