Guildhall Chambers Property, Trusts & Estates Seminar


Marriott Royal Hotel,
College Green,

23rd February 2023
8:30am - 2pm

Guildhall Chambers’ Property, Trusts & Estates team are hosting their annual half-day seminar with talks from members of the team on a range of key topics.

8:30 – 9:15 – Registration & breakfast

9:15 – 9:30 – Chairman’s address

9:30 – 10:15 – Be Our GuestDevelopments in Proprietary Estoppel and Constructive Trusts:
Michael Selway and Ollie Murrell will consider the Supreme Court decision in Guest v Guest [2022] UKSC 27 on the proper remedy to be awarded in proprietary estoppel cases, and will discuss recent developments in the law of constructive trusts (including the future of detriment as a requirement for such trusts).

10:15 – 11:00 – To Possess or not to Possess: A Case Study on Adverse Possession:
Dr Kate Harrington and Jay Jagasia will consider relevant principles, practice and recent developments in possessory claims within the backdrop of a recent significant High Court claim to large parcels of land, judgment of which is anticipated in advance of the seminar.

11:00 – 11:20 – Coffee break

11:20 – 12:05 – What happens to the house? Practical issues when real property and probate collide:
Oliver Mitchell and Nicholas Evans will consider some of the questions and difficulties that arise in dealing with properties within the estate of a deceased owner or otherwise caught up in the administration of an estate.

12:05 – 12:50 – Through the Looking-GlassA consideration of the limits of the law of nuisance:
Christopher Stoner KC & James Fuller will consider the law of private nuisance and the limits of its application in property disputes in the context of the Supreme Court’s consideration of Fearn and others v Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery.

12:50 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Finish

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