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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This is an important update for property and chancery law practitioners and those with an interest in the area. It highlights the key points to note from the House of Lords' judgment in Yeoman's Row v Cobbe and how it may affect the doctrine of proprietary estoppel.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Have received an update on the House of Lords decision in Yeoman's Row v Cobbe;
  • Understand how the decision may affect the law relating to proprietary estoppel;
  • Understand how the decision may affect the enforceability of informal oral agreements;
  • Understand the arguments from both sides in the case Learn about the surprising aspects of the judgement and its potential impact.
Level:
Complex Difficulty: 4 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legal Principles
Panel Discussion
Sources and References:
  • The Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989;
  • Yeoman's Row Management & Another v Cobbe [2008] UKHL 55;
  • Central London Property Trust Ltd v High Trees House Ltd [1947] KB 130;
  • Taylors Fashions Ltd v Victoria Trustees Co Ltd [1982] QB 133;
  • Yaxley v Gotts [2000] Ch 162 [2000] 1 All ER 711;
  • Banner Homes v Luff Developments [2000] 2 All ER 117;
  • Pallant v Morgan [1952] Ch.43.

In this podcast we interview Dov Ohrenstein and Alex Troup, both barristers at Radcliffe Chambers who specialise in chancery law, on the recent House of Lords decision in Yeoman's Row v Cobbe. The discussion covers the issues raised in the case, including proprietary estoppel, oral agreements concerning land and constructive trusts. The impact the case may have in the future is also discussed.

Podcast Added: 28/11/2008

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-09-26

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