Built Environment Group (Property @ction) - Alert

    11/17/2008

    Gentlemen prefer contracts in writing

    The House of Lords has recently handed down an important decision which should reduce uncertainty in commercial negotiations, particularly in the field of property development. Cobbe v Yeoman’s Row Management Ltd [2008] UKHL 55 concerned the legal concept of proprietary estoppel and it is the first case on this subject to reach the Lords since Ramsden v Dyson in 1866.

     

    In May 2008, international law firm Hammonds became a limited liability partnership.  Hammonds LLP and its affiliated undertakings has offices in Birmingham, Leeds, London and Manchester in the UK, and in Berlin, Brussels, Beijing, Hong Kong, Madrid, Munich and Paris.