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Break Clauses – “as you were”

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Marks & Spencer plc -v- BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Limited and Another [2014] EWCA C(iv) 603 is a blow to tenants. 


Published: 16 June 2014

Restrictions on User – Competition Law

It is fair to say that competition law has been under the radar for many property lawyers, probably due to the fact that when the Competition Act 1998 (“Act”) was enacted, Land Agreements were excluded.  All that changed on 6 4pril 2011, and Land Agreements are now treated in the same way as any other Agreement for the purposes of competition law in the UK. more...

Published: 16 June 2014

Break Clauses – “Form versus Content”

Break clauses are a subject that will not go away.  A useful reminder of the need to take particular care when negotiating terms at the outset, and strictly complying with them when exercising a break, is provided by the case of Friends Life Limited -v- Siemens Hearing Instruments Limited [2014]. more...

Published: 16 June 2014

Consumer Contracts: New Developments

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (“the Regulations”) will come into force and apply to all contracts entered into on or after 13 June 2014. more...

Published: 27 May 2014

Appraising the Headteacher

Elaine Green says that those appraising academy leaders need to develop within themselves more resilient judgement skills.


Published: 8 May 2014

Tenancy Fraud - The bigger picture

Following the recent conviction of a council housing officer in a tenancy fraud case, social housing solicitor Jean Parkinson looks at a worrying trend within the social housing sector and suggests preventative measures.


Published: 20 February 2014
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