Full Court Minute Books

Case M253/2015

Crown Melbourne Limited  v. Cosmopolitan Hotel (Vic) Pty Ltd  & Anor

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

22/12/2014 Supreme Court of Victoria (Court of Appeal) (Warren CJ, Whelan JA & Santamaria J A)

[2014] VSCA 353 [2015] VSCA 56


Equity – Promissory estoppel – Where respondent operated restaurants at appellant’s complex - Where the appellant made representations to the respondent that if certain refurbishments were made respondent would be “looked after” when it came time to renew the lease for the premises – Whether an ambiguous representation is capable of founding a promissory estoppel – Whether a promissory estoppel can be found to exist by proving the making and the resiling from a representation made.

Short particulars


11/12/2015 Hearing (SLA, Melbourne)

24/12/2015 Notice of appeal

24/12/2015 Notice of Cross-appeal (Respondents)

29/01/2016 Written submissions (Appellant)

29/01/2016 Chronology (Appellant)

19/02/2016 Written submissions (Respondents)

04/03/2016 Reply

11/03/2016 Reply on Cross-appeal (Respondents)

05/05/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

20/07/2016 Judgment (Judgment summary)