Bristol Seminar – Relief from forfeiture revisited – Magnic, Safin, Freifeld


Much like London buses, cases on particular property law issues often come in clusters. This summer it was the turn of relief from forfeiture the principles of which were considered by the Court of Appeal on no less than three occasions in Magnic v Ul-Hassan and anor [2015] EWCA Civ 224, Safin (Fursecroft) Limited v Badrig [2015] EWCA Civ 739 and Freifeld v West Kensington Court Limited [2015] EWCA Civ 806. This paper considers where those decisions have taken us and tentatively questions whether that is a good place for us to be.

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