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    Jonathan Seitler KC recognised in The Lawyer Hot 100 2022

    We are delighted to announce that Jonathan Seitler QC has been listed in The Lawyer Hot 100 2022! The Lawyer’s write-up on Jonathan reads as follows: “Jonathan Seitler QC stands at the forefront of property litigation at the Bar. Last... Read more

    Monday 17 January 2022

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    Bath Rugby Ltd v Greenwood & Ors v Bath Recreation Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 1927

    Property | High Court of Justice

    Martin Hutchings KC | Harriet Holmes
    Tuesday 21 December 2021

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    Dismissal of multi-billion dollar claim in energy dispute

    An award was issued this week in relation to claims in an LCIA arbitration seeking damages in a joint venture dispute concerning oil and gas fields in the Middle East. The Claimants sought damages initially of $3.5bn, subsequently reduced to... Read more

    Friday 10 December 2021

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    The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill: Part 2 – what is happening in Parliament?

    To read and download this piece as a pdf, please click here. Commentary by Sir Paul Morgan. This is my second article on the Commercial Rents (Coronavirus) Bill. As is well known, the Bill provides for a statutory arbitration where the arbitrator... Read more

    By Sir Paul Morgan
    Monday 6 December 2021

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    The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill: How will the arbitration stage work?

    To read and download this piece as a pdf, please click here. Commentary by Sir Paul Morgan. This article considers the clauses of the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill which provide for arbitration in relation to the relief which can be granted to... Read more

    By Sir Paul Morgan
    Tuesday 23 November 2021

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    The Commercial Rents Arbitration Scheme: The insolvency law perspective

    Sri Carmichael and Jessica Brooke get to grips with the new Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill and how it works from an insolvency perspective.

    Sri Carmichael | Jessica Brooke
    Thursday 18 November 2021

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    The Commercial Rents Arbitration Scheme: The property law perspective

    The current talk of the commercial property market is the commercial rents arbitration scheme, for which the government has recently issued a revised Code of Practice and introduced draft legislation into Parliament. Joanne Wicks KC and Emer Murphy talk about some of the many... Read more

    Joanne Wicks KC
    Friday 12 November 2021

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    Picturehouse Cinemas: another blow to tenants on Covid arrears

    Benjamin Faulkner and Daniel Petrides discuss the latest blow to tenants in Covid Rent cases (in which Jonathan Seitler KC acted). Is there anything left for tenants to argue?

    Benjamin Faulkner | Daniel Petrides
    Wednesday 29 September 2021

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    S Franses Round 2: A Return to the County Court

    Joanne Wicks KC and Benjamin Faulkner discuss the recent lease renewal decision in the second round of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd. Joanne acted for the successful claimant, instructed by David Cooper & Co.

    Joanne Wicks KC | Benjamin Faulkner
    Wednesday 23 June 2021

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    Highlights from a recent unopposed lease renewal claim

    Ben Faulkner presents his 4 highlights from a recent decision of HHJ Dight in an unopposed lease renewal case.

    Benjamin Faulkner
    Wednesday 2 June 2021

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    Bank of NY Mellon v Cine-UK Part 2: Part (failure of) consideration

    Mark Wonnacott KC and Ben Faulkner discuss the failure of consideration defence in landlords’ claims for rent arrears against tenants affected by Covid-19. What do you think? Let us know!

    Benjamin Faulkner
    Friday 21 May 2021

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    Bank of NY Mellon v Cine-UK Part 1: What’s the damage? Construing rent cesser clauses

    Joanne Wicks KC and Daniel Petrides argue for different sides on the rent cesser point arising from this significant case. Does the concept of damage extend beyond “physical damage”? Should one start by looking at the definition of insured risk? Joanne and Daniel... Read more

    Joanne Wicks KC | Daniel Petrides
    Thursday 6 May 2021

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