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Court of Appeal confirms your word is your bond
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • September 1 2014

A recent Court of Appeal decision confirms that a promise may become binding, even if non-contractual. The Court did not clearly establish the

Landlord's liability to pay rates following disclaimer
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom, Canada
  • July 21 2014

We have just had a reminder that a landlord's obligation to pay rates can arise when it has the legal right to take possession even though it is

Tenant's goods what can I do?
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • June 18 2014

A common problem faced by landlords is when a tenant leaves fixtures, fittings and possessions behind at the end of a lease. But what exactly can a

How to determine a share in a property
  • Anthony Gold Solicitors
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • June 18 2014

There is no simple answer. Try to agree it with your former partnerco-owner. In the absence of an agreement you should try mediation. Proceedings

Landlord and tenant - why you need to follow the lease to the letter when serving a break notice
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • May 29 2014

In our SeptemberOctober 2013 update, we considered the High Court decision in Friends Life Ltd v Siemens Hearing Instruments Ltd. The High Court

Frozen in time: tenant given a cool 10 year term on lease renewal
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • May 22 2014

In Iceland Foods Ltd v Castlebrook the court considered the often thorny issue of the length of term which a tenant should be granted in a lease

Variation of leases - the dangers of not including the guarantor
  • Pitmans LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • March 10 2014

The recent Court of Appeal decision, Topland Portfolio No.1 Limited v Smiths News Trading Limited 2014 EWCA Civ 18, has provided a reminder to

Guarantor pays nothing in DIY store case
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • February 11 2014

The recent Court of Appeal case involving Topland Limited and Smiths News Trading Limited was a salutary lesson about the strict rules that protect

Sale of land by e-mail possible in England?
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • December 16 2011

In Ontario, transactions involving interests in land are specifically excluded from the scope of the Electronic Commerce Act

Limited waiver of privilege in dispute amongst oligarchs
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • December 16 2011

Boris Berezovsky (oligarch B) brought a claim in the court of Chancery against the heirs of Arkadi Patarkatshishvili (AP, for ease of reference) for a 25 interest in Rusal, an aluminium company, under the terms of an alleged oral agreement