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Yeates v Line & Field

16th Oct 2012

Before: Mr Kevin Posser QC

Citation: [2012] EWHC 3085 (Ch)

An appeal to the High Court from the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry, concerning the question of whether s.2 of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 applied to an oral settlement agreement concerning an adverse possession dispute and an application to alter the register. The judge found that it did not, holding that although the ‘effect’ of the agreement was to dispose of an interest in land, that was not the ‘purpose’ of the agreement, thus extending the reach of the Court of Appeal decision in Joyce v Rigolli [2004] EWCA Civ 79, [2004] 1 P & CR D55.

Samuel Laughton (instructed by Coleman & Betts) for the Appellants

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