Best, Regina (on The Application of) v The Secretary of State for Justice: CA 21 Jan 2015

The court was asked whether an application for a person to be registered under the 2002 Act as the proprietor of a registered estate in land by reason of a period of adverse possession is valid, where part of the relevant period of possession consisted of the occupation of a residential building in circumstances constituting the commission of a criminal offence under section 144 of the 201 Act.


Arden, McCombie, Sales LJJ


[2015] EWCA Civ 17, [2015] 4 All ER 495, [2016] QB 23, [2015] 3 WLR 1505, [2015] CP Rep 18, [2015] HLR 17




Land Registration Act 2002, Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 14


England and Wales

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CitedPatel v Mirza SC 20-Jul-2016
The claimant advanced funds to the respondent for him to invest in a bank of which the claimant had insider knowledge. In fact the defendant did not invest the funds, the knowledge was incorrect. The defendant however did not return the sums . .
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Registered Land

Updated: 02 May 2022; Ref: scu.541582