Sidhu v Van Dyke [2014] HCA 19

ON 16 MAY 2014, the High Court of Australia delivered Sidhu v Van Dyke [2014] HCA 19 (16 May 2014).

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/HCA/2014/19.html

The High Court dismissed an appeal from the NSW Court of Appeal, which had held that Mr Sidhu could not depart from assurances previously given to his former partner, Ms Van Dyke, that he would transfer certain real property to her.

The High Court was satisfied from the evidence given by Ms Van Dyke at the trial that she had acted to her detriment in reliance on Mr Sidhu’s representations and that she was entitled to equitable compensation to be assessed with reference to the value of the property in question.

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