David Kirwan ponders the reasons behind a recent increase in proprietary estoppel cases

Since the dawn of time, promises over property have sparked the bitterest familial feuds in history. As those of us in the legal profession witness first-hand, these passionate disputes haven't diminished in intensity.

As a firm with experience in
the agricultural industry, our expertise is often called upon to resolve property disputes over family farms.

A recent case of mine, where we successfully reached a favourable settlement against
a claim of proprietary estoppel and helped my client retain ownership of their farm in a bitter family dispute, has caused me to ponder the reasons behind an increase in similar cases.

Jean-Yves Gilg
Solicitors Journal

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