Publications: May 2012

 

Herrmann v Withers

The Message Solicitors’ advice should not be too forthright. The Case A leading law firm has been found negligent for not being cautious enough in advising purchasers as to whether an expensive London house enjoyed rights to a communal garden. In 2008, Mr and Mrs Herrmann instructed Withers to act for them on the purchase […]

30th May 2012 Recent Property Cases Read more

Greene King Plc v Quisine Restaurants Limited & Mr Nazar Nafie Shasha

The Message Chickens are coming home to roost for guarantors of leases. The Case The Court of Appeal has considered whether a guarantor of a lease can escape liability because of a failure by the landlord to give him early notice of rent arrears. In 2003, Greene King underlet basement premises at 114/116 St. Mary’s […]

24th May 2012 Recent Property Cases Read more

Scottish Widows Fund v BGC International

The Message The Court will not readily correct documents drafted by experienced and skilled solicitors. The Case The Court of Appeal has overturned a Judgment which allowed a sub-lease to be re-written to give effect to what the Judge thought the parties really intended In 1996, Scottish Widows underlet premises at One America Square in […]

9th May 2012 Recent Property Cases Read more