Hunt & Others v Optima (Cambridge) Ltd & Others is an interesting and complex decision from the Technology and Construction Court involving the development of a block of flats which went wrong from the beginning. Wragge & Co's engineering and construction team examines the decision in more detail.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 22 May 2013 | Practice Area: Warranties
A number of recent cases have confirmed what has been widely accepted as the applicable law where a break option operates to terminate a lease mid-quarter: the tenant must pay the full final quarter, with no apportionment, unless there is a specific express provision for apportionment.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 21 May 2013 | Practice Area: Remedies and Enforcement
The Government recently published legislation that will relax the rules on when planning permission is needed for change of use. The new rules come into force on 30 May 2013 and are intended to assist regeneration and get empty and under-used buildings back into productive use.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 20 May 2013 | Practice Area: Planning and Development
This newletter from Nabarro's real estate team rounds-up key developments of interest to developers, investors, planners and landlords. May's edition looks at mixed-use buildings; the new "slotting" regulations; CIL - consultation on further reforms and property authorised investment funds.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 17 May 2013 | Practice Area: Property Finance
HSF's guide outlines the key legal developments to the coming months and years ahead, from a UK perspective. The publication contains information on a broad range of legal practice areas, including corporate, competition, construction, employment, dispute resolution, IT, finance and real estate.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 14 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
Despite the changes to the application of competition law to land agreements, some tenants still try to negotiate terms into leases or heads of terms which aim to restrict a landlord's freedom to let other units in its building. Should a landlord agree to include such a clause in a new lease?
Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 09 May 2013 | Practice Area: Landlord and Tenant
Every year the pace of international expansion has quickened for retailers. Covering key European jurisdictions, this guide focuses on retail compliance, e-commerce & data protection, employment law and real estate and looks in detail at the principal challenges each area faces.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 07 May 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
Forfeiture is a common and cost-effective method of terminating commercial leases, but is not always the best course of action. Criminal liability, claims for relief from forfeiture and financial loss are possibilities if a lease is forfeited incorrectly or is poorly timed.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 18 April 2013 | Practice Area: Commercial Property
Herbert Smith Freehills identifies the key lessons to be learnt from English contract law cases of 2012. A brief summary as well as practical drafting tips are provided on such issues as formation of contracts, contractual notice provisions, good faith clauses and the execution of documents.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 09 April 2013 | Practice Area: Boilerplate
Following a breach of contract, an innocent party will not be entitled to losses which are too remote. The recent Court of Appeal case of John Grimes Partnership Ltd v Gubbins looked at the particularly thorny area of diminution in market value. Wragge & Co examine the case in detail.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 03 April 2013 | Practice Area: Statutory Duty and Liability
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