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Waltons Stores Ltd v Maher [1988]

Facts

  • Waltons Stores represented that they wished to replace a building owned by Maher
  • In reliance of this representation, Maher demolished the existing building and started building a new one

Issue

  • Could Waltons be estopped from denying the (as yet non-existent) contract

Decision

  • Yes, claim allowed

Reasoning

  • There was a reliance interest awarded and an expectation interest
  • Equity can intervene to protect non-contractual assurances
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