Tue 31 March | 1:00PM - 2:00PM | Your desk or portable device

Synopsis - coming soon

When estoppel is mentioned, do your thoughts go to swords and shields, tall trees, and promissory and proprietary varieties? If so, you (and your clients) might benefit from rejuvenating your knowledge.

This webinar will cover general principles, focus on liability and remedies, provide insights about circumstances in which estoppel could arise and could apply (for plaintiff or defendant), and look at how this compelling area of law might develop in New Zealand.    

Learning outcomes

  • Refresh your knowledge of the general principles including distinguishing between types of estoppel.
  • Delve into matters of liability for estoppel and use of estoppel as a defence.
  • Receive guidance on the potential remedies for equitable estoppel, and how these differ from the contractual remedies. 
  • Become apprised of what the future of estoppel in New Zealand might look like.

Who should attend?

Civil and commercial litigators of all levels of experience; commercial lawyers; construction lawyers; general practitioners who do some litigation and/or commercial work; and anyone else with an interest in this topic.


Greg Blanchard QC
Shortland Chambers

Greg is a specialist commercial litigator. He has successfully resolved numerous shareholder disputes. He appears at all levels of the New Zealand courts. He is also well-versed in alternative methods of dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.

Greg is a member of Shortland Chambers. Before joining the independent bar in 2008, he was a litigation partner of the firm Kensington Swan.

Marcus Roberts
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law
University of Auckland

After graduating from the University of Auckland, Marcus practised at Minter Ellison Rudd Watts. There, he worked first in the taxation team and then in the insolvency litigation team.

In 2010, he undertook an LLM by thesis. Since 2012 he has been a full time member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Auckland and has taught Company Law, Law of Torts and Law of Contract.

He has published in top-ranking journals in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand on various aspects of the law of negligence and the law of contract including on estoppel. He has been co-editor of the New Zealand Law Review since 2015.