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The Modern Law of Estoppel

Elizabeth Cooke


The law of estoppel by representation concerns those critical circumstances when the law will not allow a person to go back on what he has previously said. It might also be called the law of consistency. It has developed, from very simple origins, into a complex of ideas, which have proved to be of great practical importance in areas as diverse as land law, contract law, and family law. Development continues, as does the interaction with other areas; changes in recent years in the law's conception of contract, and in its approach to problems of family property, as well as the growth of the law ... More

Keywords: estoppel, law of consistency, land law, contract law, family law, family property, law of restitution, unconscionability, representation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198262220
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262220.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Cooke, author
Reading University