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INTERESTS IN LAND - Proprietary estoppel claims

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 2:47 PM  

Appeal by Cowper-Smith from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal which overturned the trial judge’s conclusion that he was entitled to purchase his sister’s interest in their mother’s house on the basis of proprietary estoppel. The appeal concerned an arrangement between the appellant and his siblings to provide care for their aging mother. The appellant’s sister assured the appellant that, if he moved back into the family home to do so, he would be able to acquire her share of that property after...