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Elaine Palser published in latest edition of Trusts & Trustees

Elaine Palser has written an article titled Proprietary Estoppel and the Position of the Stranger in Trusts & Trustees Vol. 29, No. 3, 2023, pp. 1–11 (OUP).  

The article examines the position of a stranger in two principal scenarios, and the implications for strangers of the possible outcomes to these scenarios. First, if A makes a promise to B that C will receive A’s property if B advances monies to A, can the promise be enforced to benefit C who is a stranger to the promise? Secondly, if A makes a promise to B that B will receive A’s 50% share in a property if B advances monies to A, but A then enters into a declaration of trust with D (with whom A then purchases the property), is B bound by that declaration (to which B is a stranger)? Is B then excluded from a constructive or resulting trust claim, and left solely with a proprietary estoppel claim?

Read the full article here: Proprietary Estoppel and the Position of the Stranger

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Elaine Palser has an extensive chancery and commercial practice with an emphasis on contentious probate and trusts, insolvency, commercial disputes, and professional negligence. She is also a CEDR-accredited mediator. Elaine has been described as “an excellent advocate”“technically superb” and “a seasoned legal gladiator” (Legal 500), and she is recommended as a leading junior in three areas.

To instruct Elaine or to find out more please contact Elaine’s Practice Management Team: Matt Sale (+44 (0)20 7427 4910) or George Bennett (+44 (0)20 7427 0807).

External Publications 2 Feb, 2023


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