Publications: Conference Papers

 

Bristol Seminar – Tenant’s Pre-emption Rights & Mixed Use Developments

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 […]

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Bristol Seminar – Rent Review – Top ten cases of all time

United Scientific Holdings v Burnley BC [1978] AC 904 FR Evans v English Electric (1978) 36 P&CR 185 Law Land v Consumers Association [1980] 2 EGLR 109 Plinth Properties v Mott Hay & Anderson (1977) 38 P&CR 361 British Gas v Universities Superannuation Scheme [1986] 1 WLR 398 Basingstoke & Deane v Host Group [1988] […]

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PLA South Coast Event – Relief from Forfeiture – 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 […]

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Leeds & Manchester Seminars – Rights of Light Workshop – The Problem

“Erebus Developments” has built a six-storey development. On the other side of the road, there are three residential houses. The houses enjoy rights of light over the development site. The top two storeys of the development infringe those rights of light. Those two storeys: (i) cost £½m to build; (ii) were predicted (in a development […]

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Leeds & Manchester Seminars – Consent To Assignment & Sub-letting

Introduction The purpose of this paper is to examine briefly the three most common questions which I am asked assist on in relation to consent to assignment or sub-letting: How long have we got? What is a reasonable basis for refusal? What is my remedy? In the short time available to me I do not […]

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Leeds & Manchester Seminars – Break Clauses – An Update

The need for strict compliance with conditions for exercise of a break clause. In Legal & General Assurance Company Ltd v Expeditors International (UK) Ltd [2007] 2 P&CR 10, Lord Justice Lloyd stated: “In general, conditions attached to a break clause, as with any other option provision, must be strictly complied with, so that even […]

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Leeds Seminar – Issues arising with mixed use premises

Introduction Mixed use is most certainly in vogue. We constantly read about new gleaming mixed use developments where developers have residential properties usually situated above offices, shops, restaurants or even hotels. In many respects this is nothing new and is a return to the pre Victorian way we lived. There was over the past 150 […]

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Annual Conference – How to deliver a great speaker presentation

Lawrence Bernstein & Charlie Ward Great Speech Writing for the Property Litigation Association Annual Conference Keble College, Oxford – Friday, 27 March 2015 Lawrence Bernstein sits in the top bracket of speech writers in the UK. Discretion sits at the heart of all his client relationships. These include senior politicians in the UK and Europe, […]

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Annual Conference – sale contracts – are you in or are you out?

Introduction In an ever changing market proposed property sales frequently become the subject of disputes, whether by those seeking to withdraw from a deal or those seeking to enforce it. This seminar will explore some of the interesting issues that might arise in such disputes with reference to recent cases. Compliance with formalities? The first […]

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Annual Conference – The Definitive Checklist of Legal Maxims for Property Lawyers

A communi observantia non est recedendum. There should be no departure from common observance or usage. A l’impossible nul n’est tenu. No one is bound to do what is impossible / Nemo tenetur ad impossibile. No one is bound to an impossibility. Absoluta sentetia expositore non indiget. An unqualified sentence needs no exposition. Adversus extraneos […]

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