Why are more Estoppel and similar issues coming before the courts and how are the courts dealing with them? 9 May 2023
Irwin Mitchell LLP
One St Peter’s Square
In recent years there has been a tidal wave of estoppel cases. Whilst they were rare only a few years ago, estoppel seems to be an issue latched on to whenever a family member, or even someone outside the family, feels they have not been sufficiently rewarded for the support they have provide to “loved” ones, or that they have an unrecognised interest in property.
Tom will talk about a number of the important questions thrown up by the estoppel regimes, such the potential difference between constructive trusts and estoppel for tax purposes, the difference between promissory and proprietary estoppel, and provide guidance on various issues currently troubling advisers and the courts, citing relevant case law.
Tom acted for the appellants before the Supreme Court in Guest v. Guest  UKSC 27, and can therefore contribute his knowledge of the latest thinking of the highest court in the UK on this issue.
Thomas Dumont KC is one of the most in-demand barristers for private client matters, including contentious trusts and probate, family provision and professional liability disputes. He has been Advocate of the Year at STEP’s Private Client Awards, one of the Lawyer’s Hot 100, and among City Wealth’s Most Highly Regarded Figures in Private Wealth Management. He has won cases in the Supreme Court, the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal, as well as the High Court. He is recognised for his expertise in advising and acting for charities. His clients range from landed families and trust companies on and offshore, to entrepreneurs and national charities.
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