Proprietary Estoppel update

Seminar content summary

This seminar will cover comprehensively and practically recent developments in the law of proprietary estoppel.

The subject is essential for any property practitioner whether or not this is an area in which you have previously worked.

The seminar will be divided into three topics intended to bring experienced and new practitioners fully up-to-date with this important area.

Topic one will provide an overview of the law of proprietary estoppel including a case law update.

Topic two will focus on the Court of Appeal’s guidance in Davies v Davies, an agricultural case but one of considerable general importance.

Topic three will give practical guidance on running a proprietary estoppel case through to trial including tips on gathering evidence and reaching settlement.


Gemma de Cordova

Gemma is an experienced property litigator with demonstrable expertise across the full breadth of real property and landlord & tenant disputes. 

Gemma’s current/recent caseload is diverse and includes: easements; rights of way; restrictive covenants; 1954 Act claims; land registration disputes; claims by mortgagees and issues of misrepresentation and undue influence; enforcement of leasehold covenants against guarantors; interpretation of service charge provisions in commercial leases; leaseholder disputes; and leasehold enfranchisement.

Gemma is increasingly instructed in cases involving mixed-use and/or commercial developments.

Rebecca Cattermole

Rebecca Cattermole is a barrister at Tanfield Chambers specialising in property and landlord and tenant (commercial and residential) and agricultural law.  She has been ranked as a leading junior by Chambers UK since 2005 and, by Legal 500, in property litigation, the most recent edition of which she was described as “super-bright and super-sharp.” Rebecca is a member of the Agricultural Law Association and Property Bar Association.

Robert Bowker

Robert Bowker’s recent cases include: Pineport v Grangeglen [2016] EWHC 2170 relief against forfeiture; Preedy v Dunne [2015] EWHC 2713 proprietary estoppel; McLeod v Gold Harp [2015] 1 WLR 1249 & [2014] EWCA Civ 532 rectification of land register; Pry v Cutter [2014] UKUT 0215 enfranchisement terms of acquisition.

Date and times

Wednesday, 25th January 2017
2.00pm - Arrival (tea and coffee)
2.15pm - Topic 1 (case update and overview of proprietary estoppel)
3.00pm - Topic 2 (Davies v Davies and its impact)
3.45pm - Break (tea and coffee)
4.15pm - Topic 3 (practicalities of running a proprietary estoppel case)
5.00pm - Networking drinks
7.00pm - Close


£50.00 per person plus VAT


Holborn Bars, 138-142 Holborn