Hamel-Smith v Pycroft and Jetsave Ltd: 5 Feb 1987

Peter Gibson J sad: ‘Thus the court is not so rigid and inflexible as to insist on the parties being held to an assumed and incorrect state of fact or law when there is no injustice in allowing a party to resile therefrom (see, for example, Multon v. Cordell (1988) 277 Estates Gazette 198). Further, if the estoppel applies it will do so only ‘for the period of time and to the extent required by the equity which the estoppel has raised’ (per Ralph Gibson LJ in Troop v. Gibson at p.1144). Thus, once a common assumption is revealed to be erroneous the estoppel would not apply to future dealings between the parties (per Purchas LJ in the same case at p.1144).’
Peter Gibson J
Unreported Feb 5th 1987
England and Wales
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