Proprietary Estoppel

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Estoppel is a legal principle designed to prevent a person from asserting something contrary to what they have previously implied or stated. This includes proprietary estoppel, which concerns rights relating to land or property. 

What you will learn

  • what a proprietary estoppel claim is and its main elements; 
  • the factors that the Court will consider in relation to a proprietary estoppel claim; and 
  • two recent cases involving proprietary estoppel claims. 

Completing the course

You must mark each section complete in order to successfully complete the course, but you can return to the sections at any point. At the end of the course you will complete a quiz, which can be retaken if you do not reach the pass mark of 80%. You will also be asked to submit a short written assignment. Upon successful completion of the quiz and assignment, you will receive your certificate!

Once enrolled, you can also download and print the full course notes and a one-page reference guide from the materials section. We recommend printing the full course notes before you take the quiz.

You will still be able to access the course in full at any time from the My Account section of the website, even after you have completed it.

About the author

Barny Croft, Ashfords

Barny is a Senior Associate in the Disputed Wills, Trusts and Estates department at Ashfords. His expertise covers claims for reasonable financial provision, challenges to the validity of wills, administration of complex estates issues, Deputyships and Lasting Powers of Attorney issues and professional negligence claims. He acts for both national charities and private clients.  

Barny is also a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).  

Barny has written the course material on Proprietary Estoppel. 

Please enrol on the course to see materials.