Thanks Rod, The more case history I read the less sure I am of how a judge would rule. It almost seems like a subjective choice by the judge depending on the way they want to look at Part Performance.Not sure of your use of the word 'combine' in "...thought to combine Part Performance with Promissory Estoppel"
Your statement of claim should keep the concepts separate, so you will duplicate some actions that occured or at least cross-reference the actions.
And yes, it is possible Promissory Estoppel may be applicable.
Partly because it is, but more importantly because we do not have the pleadings, evidence or seen the witness testimony. Weighting of the evidence, and reliability/trustworthiness of witnesses can be very important and that is why appeal courts are reluctant to overturn trial judgements.It almost seems like a subjective choice by the judge ...