Seward v Seward and another

Estoppel – Proprietary estoppel. The Chancery Division, in allowing the claimant's action to enforce his parent's promise that he would inherit property, held that the correct characterisation of the case was of a constructive trust arising by virtue of a proprietary estoppel. The claimant had relied on their promise to his detriment and, accordingly, equity required that he be awarded the entire beneficial interest in the property.

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