Commercial Client Articles

Landlord and tenant in dispute over signing of possession notice

A possession notice didn’t have to include a landlord's name and address where it was signed by the landlord's agent; it was sufficient to give the name and address of the agent. That was the decision of the Court of Appeal in a case involving...

Businessman wins appeal against disqualification as a director

A businessman has won his appeal against his disqualification from being a company director. Gabriel Gatheru Rwamba had been disqualified in 2009 for four years for failing to appropriately monitor the company's finances. In 2010, interim orders...

Employee who secretly recorded colleagues loses dismissal claim

An employee who made secret recordings of his work colleagues has lost his claims of unfair dismissal and discrimination. The case involved Mr Ch Tan who described himself as Chinese Singaporean by ethnicity and gay by sexual orientation. In 2012, he had...

Company wins contract dispute to recover $16m advance

A company has succeeded in recovering a $16m advance payment after a force majeure event prevented one of its suppliers from fulfilling a contract on time. The case involved Nord Naphtha Ltd and New Stream Trading AG (2020). New Stream had agreed to...

Tenant protections extended as Covid restrictions continue

Protection for people who rent their homes is being extended while the Covid restrictions continue to affect people’s livelihoods. The measures include a ban on evictions until 11 January 2021 at the earliest. The only exceptions to this will be the...

Restaurant wins planning dispute with council over sunroom

A restaurant has won a dispute over whether an extension that failed to adhere to planning permission should be demolished. The restaurant was a family business. It had been granted planning permission to demolish and replace a sunroom at the front its...

Housing Trust ordered to allow installation of high-tech equipment

A housing trust has been ordered to allow a communications company to install and operate equipment on the roof of one of its properties. The case involved Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd and London & Quadrant Housing Trust (2020). ...

Landlord must pay damages to church over unlawful eviction

A landlord has been ordered to pay damages to a church organisation that was unlawfully evicted from its rented premises. The case involved Jesus Sanctuary Ministries Ltd and Ruby Triangle Properties. The church had started occupying the property under a...

Director of insolvent company ordered to repay £188k

A director has been ordered to repay more than £188,000 after his business went into liquidation. Michael Edward Belcher was the sole director of BM Electrical Solutions Ltd.  The company had filed one set of accounts for the period to 31...

J&P announce the most successful results ever in the Legal 500 listings.

Judge & Priestley LLP, the Bromley based solicitors’ practice, is proud to announce its most successful results ever in the 2021 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 directory of leading UK law firms. For the first time ever three of the...
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