Giumelli v Giumelli (1999) 196 CLR 101

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  • The parents of a man made a variety of promises that part of their property would be his to recognize his contributions
  • The son had given up other opportunities to contribute
  • Later, another son began living there and made substantial improvements
  • He claimed equitable estoppel
  • Court made equitable compensation so as not to be unjust to the other son
  • Allowed the promise to be enforced but only personal remedy

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