King and another v Robertson

Land – Adverse Possession. The proceedings arose out of a disputed claim to land in St Vincent and the Grenadines, in which the claimant claimed that neither of the defendants had any title to the parcels of land which they occupied. The first defendant's claim to the land derived from his having purchased it in 1996 from the executors of ER's will. He had, therefore, not been in occupation himself for 12 years before the action was brought in 2004, and so his case depended on ER or his executors having had good title to pass to him. The Privy Council, in applying the correct legislation, allowed the defendants' appeal and held that the defendants' title to the disputed land was good.

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