Wormall v Wormall: CA 25 Nov 2004

The father had allowed his daughter to run her business from the family farm. The mother and father came to divorce, and the father required vacanat possession of the farm so that he could sell it to satisfy his liabilities in the ancillary relief award. The daughter claimed compensation for disturbance, saying he was estopped from denying her a tenancy.
Held: Though the circumstance might give rise to an estoppel, in the contect of the ancillary relief award, it would be wrong to call upon the father to pay the daughter compensation.
May LJ, Jonathan Parker LJ, Neuberger LJ
[2004] EWCA Civ 1643, Times 01-Dec-2004
Bailii
England and Wales
Citing:
CitedGillett v Holt and Another CA 23-Mar-2000
Repeated Assurances Created Equitable Estoppel
Repeated assurances, given over years, that the claimant would acquire an interest in property on the death of the person giving the re-assurance, and upon which the claimant relied to his detriment, could found a claim of equitable estoppel. The . .
CitedJennings v Rice, Wilson, Marsh, Norris, Norris, and Reed CA 22-Feb-2002
The claimant asserted a proprietary estoppel against the respondents. He had worked for the deceased over many years, for little payment, and doing more and more for her. Though he still worked full time at first, he came to spend nights at the . .
CitedCrabb v Arun District Council CA 23-Jul-1975
The plaintiff was led to believe that he would acquire a right of access to his land. In reliance on that belief he sold off part of his land, leaving the remainder landlocked.
Held: His claim to have raised an equity was upheld. The plaintiff . .

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Updated: 14 March 2021; Ref: scu.220174