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As Good As Your Word? The Promissory Estoppel Challenge

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Law in a nutshell

Promissory estoppel is a valuable doctrine available to someone who believes they’ve suffered unfairness, having been promised something that fails to materialise. In the private client context, it invariably involves an adult child seeking a remedy after a parent’s will does not leave a promised inheritance. The doctrine is based on fairness and proportionality. 

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What promissory estoppel is, its importance, how you use this in the law and case law examples.

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Knowledge check

3 questions at the end to check your understanding