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The importance of being accurate
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 19 2011

In a case reported in the last month, Fairstate Ltd v General Enterprise & Management Ltd and another 2010 EWHC 3072 (QB), the High Court considered whether the established principles of construction and rectification could be applied to remedy defective drafting in a guarantee.


CRC energy efficiency scheme: "short of the ideal" but is simplicity and certainty in sight?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 19 2010

On 17 November 2010, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, announced further delays and consultation in relation to the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC).


HMRC has published guidance on the 4 January 2011 VAT rate increase and its impact on SDLT calculations
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 13 2010

Have you entered into a lease that spans 4 January 2011 and which has not passed the end of the first five years of its term?


Good Harvest case settles before appeal
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 29 2010

In our e-bulletin of 26 February 2010 we reported on the High Court's decision in Good Harvest, which tackled some difficult questions about enforcement against leasehold guarantors after an assignment.


Landlord and tenant - enforceability of a guarantee of an AGA on assignment of a lease
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2010

A recent court decision, reported this week, has raised questions as to the enforceability of a guarantee of an Authorised Guarantee Agreement (commonly known as a "GAGA").


Sticking to the letter of the contract
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 4 2010

The recent case of HHR Pascal BV v W2005 Puppet II BV 2009 EWHC 2771 serves as a reminder of the importance of strict adherence to conditions for completion as set out in the contract.


The OGC publishes its long-awaited guidelines on the application of public procurement rules to development agreements
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 23 2009

On 16 October 2009, the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) issued a Policy Note giving important preliminary guidance on the application of the public procurement rules to development agreements.



Shelagh McKibbin
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP