Dobson v Griffey

Estoppel – Proprietary estoppel. The claimant's claim for a share in the proceeds of a property failed, in a property dispute which arose following the breakdown of a personal relationship between the parties. The Chancery Division held that, judged by the doctrines of common intention constructive trust and proprietary estoppel, the claimant had not proved her case. There had been no agreement between the parties for the claimant to be entitled to a half of any profit realised on the sale of the house in which they had lived, which the claimant would have helped to renovate. Nor had there been a joint agreement that the property would be a home for both of them for the rest of their lives, or that, on the defendant's death, the property would belong to the claimant.

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