This paper is a comprehensive analysis of the barring of suits by cestuis que trust against their trustees for breach of trust. The defence of acquiescence is examined, with a specific focus on its meaning and constituent elements, after an analysis of the recent decision of the High Court of Australia in Byrnes v Kendle. Through this focus, and a review of relevant English and Australian authorities, this paper deals with issues such as the overlap with other equitable defences and finally a consideration of proposals for a unified doctrine of estoppel and the amalgamation of particular equitable defences under that doctrine.


An example of Estoppel one can use.


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