Recorded on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
The doctrine of promissory estoppel can be a formidable tool in civil litigation, with the potential to limit or extinguish legal rights. Often invoked by one contracting party to preclude the other party from strictly relying on his or her contractual entitlements, promissory estoppel can also operate on non-contractual rights. A relatively young doctrine, promissory estoppel continues to evolve in Canadian courts. In this seminar we will review the elements of promissory estoppel through an examination of some classic cases and some contemporary ones. We will also explore the controversial limits of the doctrine, including the well-worn but often ill-understood principle that estoppel is a shield but not a sword.
Presenter: Dr. Michael Pratt, Associate Professor Law/Philosophy, Queens University
Eligible for 60 Substantive Minutes in Ontario. Approved CPD in British Columbia.