Proprietary Estoppel:
Guest v Guest and Beyond

Thursday 2nd March 2023

Lecture Theatre
The Honourable Society of The Inner Temple
Crown Office Row

What to expect at the conference

5 Stone Buildings is holding a half-day conference to consider and discuss the development of the law of proprietary estoppel in light of the recent decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Guest v Guest [2022] UKSC 27.

Proprietary estoppel is an area in which 5 Stone Buildings has always been, and continues to be, particularly strong, members having appeared in many of the leading cases over a number of years and former members having delivered leading judgments from the bench.

Led by Penelope Reed KC, who appeared in the Supreme Court in Guest v Guest, the conference will address issues faced by professionals and consider how the law in this area may continue to develop.

Conference Programme:

8:30am:  Registration & Coffee

9:15am:  Introductory remarks – Penelope Reed KC

9:30am:  Jennings v Rice in retrospect – Barbara Rich

10:05am:  The Supreme Court decision in Guest v Guest – Penelope Reed KC

10:40am:  Coffee Break

11:00am:  Proprietary estoppel: an academic perspective – Simon Douglas

11:35am:  Proprietary estoppel claims: tax considerations – Amanda Hardy KC and Oliver Marre

12:10pm:  Q&A

12:30pm:  Close


Thursday 2 March 2023

The conference is now at capacity. Please complete the form to join the waiting list.

Please note there is a fee of £75 + Vat to attend the event. Once you have registered you will be emailed an invoice before the event date.

Learning objectives

To improve knowledge and understanding of recent and likely future developments in the law and practice of proprietary estoppel by attending lectures, seminars, and discussions on important recent cases and other events in this area.


To enable maintenance and development of competence and performance in this key area of practice.