In a previous seminar we saw that part performance might be invoked where there is a valid oral contract but no writing to satisfy section 3(1) of the Conveyancing and Property Ordinance. In this seminar we examine the potential to argue that a claim in proprietary estoppel or a common intention constructive trust arises in these circumstances. Hong Kong, then, has three equitable doctrines at its disposal where there is an informal land contract. We will ask whether this is satisfactory. We note both the substantial overlaps between the doctrines and the differences between them.
About the Speakers:
Professor Steven Gallagher, Professor of Practice in Law, CUHK LAW
Professor Alice Lee, Associate Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, HKU
Professor Michael Lower, Associate Professor of Practice in Law, CUHK LAW
The Law Society of Hong Kong has awarded this seminar 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.