August 2015 Archive

The role of the courts in rent review clauses

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When reviewing rent review clauses, it is worth noting the approach taken by the courts when considering and interpreting rent review clauses. More …

Rent reviews - Is timing everything?

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The courts have been relatively quiet on the topic of rent reviews of late, however, with the commercial leasehold market picking up post-recession the question of rent reviews may become a hot topic. More …

Looking into the Planning crystal ball

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It doesn't take a great sleuth to notice the creep of additional policies to the National Planning Policy Framework ("NPPF") that continues to occur. More …

Interpreting contracts - No rescue from a bad bargain

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A recent case provides useful guidance from the Supreme Court on how the principle of “commercial common sense” should be applied when interpreting a written contract. More …

Why I am excited by the Modern Slavery Act

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It is not often I would be excited by an Act or a new law. It is part and parcel of a lawyer's job to keep up with changes in the law and such changes are, in the main, incremental. More …

Bristol Rovers shown the limits of good faith

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On 13 July 2015, we finally learnt of the court's decision in the battle between Sainsbury's and Bristol Rovers concerning the Bristol Rovers Memorial Stadium. More …