A case-law update on constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel by Matthew Haynes

Matthew Haynes provides an overview on some recent developments on constructive trust case-law, including the need for detriment. To view the article please click here. To view Matthew Haynes’ profil... Continue Reading

Is mediation still a worthwhile cost? by Priya Tromans

Mediation is not just an exercise of horse-trading to achieve a compromised settlement. Of course, sometimes it may come down to this at the end of a negotiation, but it’s the journey to get to that poin... Continue Reading

The show must now go on by Lachlan Stewart

In this article Lachlan Stewart considers the case of Bilta (UK) Ltd and others v SVS Securities Plc and others [2021] EWHC 36 (Ch) which provides a useful example of the current judicial approach to adjou... Continue Reading

Restrictive Covenants: Ignore at your Peril by Michelle Caney

In the first appeal in which the Supreme Court has been required to deal with section 84 of the Law of Property Act 1925, it has delivered a strong warning to developers who may contemplate building on... Continue Reading

Recovering commercial rent arrears by Karamjit Singh

Recovering commercial rent arrears in the climate created by Covid-19 has been made difficult. Karamjit Singh looks at who may be on the hook for the financial void created. To view the article please clic... Continue Reading

Remoteness in a claim for damages – how far is too far? by Priya Tromans

Priya Tromans discusses the issue of remoteness in claiming damages when related contracts are breached. To view the article please click here. ... Continue Reading

Admissibility of evidence in civil proceedings: An overview and case law update by Harry Marriott

The Supreme Court, in the case of Shagang Shipping Company Ltd v HNA Group Company Ltd [2020] UKSC 34, has recently given guidance on the admissibility of evidence in civil proceedings. Although the factua... Continue Reading

Rectification and Mortgage Fraud by Matthew Haynes

In this article, Matthew Haynes considers the recent Court of Appeal case of Dhillon-v-Barclays Bank plc and the Chief Land Registrar [2020] EWCA Civ 619 where Mrs Dhillon unsuccessfully sought rectificati... Continue Reading

Section 1 of the Defective Premises Act 1972: An update by Harry Marriott

The defective construction of large, often high-rise developments, is an issue that has become increasingly prevalent in the press over the past few years. The use of defective cladding is particularly sig... Continue Reading

Conflicting Covenants – Revisiting Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent

What happens when a landlord: a.      On the one hand, gives Tenant A a licence to do something which would otherwise be a breach of Tenant A’s lease, but; b.      On the other hand, is under a... Continue Reading