Recent case law relating to proprietary estoppel and boundary disputes illustrates the importance of providing clients with specialist advice, writes Caroline Nemecek

Solicitors often struggle to impress upon clients the importance of preparing detailed, Land Registry-compliant plans when transferring land, but failure to do so can lead to problems further down the line. Despite much litigation over many years on the subject of boundaries, at great expense to the parties involved, disputes are still being heard by the courts.

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Norman and another v Sparling [2014] EWCA Civ 1152 confirms existing case law, and reminds us that the courts will consider the conduct of the parties and admit it as extrinsic evidence to determine the line of a boundary where the documentation regarding the boundary is found to be la...

Jean-Yves Gilg
Solicitors Journal

This article is part of a subscription-based access, to continue reading, please contact your library