- The claimant worked on her parents farm, and was paid for milking the cows
- The claimant did far more than this, under the assurance that the farm would one day be hers
- Had the claimant suffered detriment capable of giving rise of proprietary estoppel?
- This case re-confirmed that proprietary estoppel requires an assurance made to the claimant, reasonable reliance and detriment, none of which were to be ‘treated in watertight containers’
- By taking a wage cut, and then significantly contributing to the success of the farm, the claimant has suffered detriment
- Her award would be decided at a later hearing