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In principle, equity follows the law and rights which a party can have at law are, broadly, capable also of existing in equity. Accordingly, a right...
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Produced in partnership with Desmond Kilcoyne 19th May
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When purchasing property (either freehold or leasehold, residential or commercial), usually a deposit is payable on exchange of contracts, which will...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Andrews of Hamlins 19th May
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A surrender by operation of law (or ‘implied surrender’) occurs when the unequivocal conduct of both parties is inconsistent with the continuation of...
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19th May
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This Practice Note provides guidance on claims for ‘use and occupation’ or mesne profits, and how and when double rent or double value can be...
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19th May
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This Practice Note explains how to ascertain the location of property boundaries: the general boundaries rule that applies to HM Land Registry title...
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19th May
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This Q&A addresses the question of when a landlord, having served notice on a former tenant or a guarantor for payment of arrears pursuant to the...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Campbell of Arden Chambers 19th May
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This Practice Note sets out what interim rent is, when an interim rent application can be made under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) and...
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19th May
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This Practice Note considers the remedy of rectification for unilateral mistake. For rectification for common mistake, see Practice Note:...
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19th May
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This Practice Note summarises the light obstruction notice (LON) procedure, explains the 19 years and 1 day rule and its relevance in respect of...
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19th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been...
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19th May
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Pursuant to section 12 of the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977 (T(IG)A 1977), involuntary bailees of goods are afforded the ability to sell...
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Produced in partnership with Georgia Whiting of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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This Practice Note discusses issue that arise in proprietary estoppel in a property context. For a general discussion of proprietary estoppel, see...
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19th May
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Assuming that the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA 1996) claim is to proceed as a CPR 7 claim (a CPR 8 claim—for which...
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Produced in partnership with Desmond Kilcoyne of 42 Bedford Row 19th May

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Quick guide to landlord’s coronavirus (COVID-19) remediesThis Practice Note sets out the potential options and remedies which may be available to a...
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21st Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—implications for propertyThis Practice Note introduces the key implications that property practitioners should consider in...
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21st Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) civil court specific guidance—dispute resolutionThis Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice...
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17th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolutionThis Practice Note aims to assist dispute resolution practitioners seeking to understand the...
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15th Sep
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How do I activate a force majeure provision?There is no judicially accepted definition of the term ‘force majeure’, so what the parties mean by it...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Nicholas of Browne Jacobson 15th Sep
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Can an agreement be terminated for frustration due to coronavirus (COVID-19)?What is the doctrine of frustration?If the contract does not include a...
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15th Sep
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Discharge by frustrationCoronavirus (COVID-19): In addition to the below content on force majeure generally, see also:•Coronavirus (COVID-19)...
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15th Sep
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Force majeure—consequences and contract dischargeCoronavirus (COVID-19): In addition to the below content on force majeure generally, see...
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15th Sep
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Reform of UK insolvency lawsBackgroundThe coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has had a significant impact on businesses around the world, putting many at...
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15th Sep
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Termination and expiry of contractsThis Practice Note provides an overview of contract expiry and of the different causes of termination and ways to...
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14th Sep
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Coronavirus (Covid-19)—What happens in situations where an application needs to be heard before a certain date? Would the court be willing to provide...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 9th Sep
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My client was due to execute a settlement agreement by deed at our offices. Where that individual is no longer able or willing to travel, can they...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 9th Sep
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A key witness (factual and/or expert)/counsel/instructing solicitor is unable/unwilling to travel to and/or attend court due to the risk of...
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Produced in partnership with James Tunley of Lamb Chambers 9th Sep
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Assured and assured shorthold tenancies—terminatingCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and...
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3rd Sep
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In practice, how are court documents filed and court fees paid in insolvency proceedings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?The first thing to...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Adams of Gosschalks 3rd Sep
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How wide is the temporary ban on the use of statutory demands and winding-up petitions to chase outstanding debts from tenants?On 23 April 2020, the...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Dillion and Farhana Young of Gosschalks 24th Aug
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Recovering rent arrearsCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and...
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