Property Patter: What’s in store for property law in 2020?
In this episode of Property Patter, Emma Humphreys and Laura Bushaway welcome Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC and Gavin Bennison of Falcon Chambers to discuss some of the cases we can expect to see in the world of property law this year.
List of cases mentioned in the podcast:
- S. Franses Limited v. Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited  UKSC 62
See our insight: A fixed and settled intention to obtain vacant possession
- London Kendal Street No.3 Limited v. Daejan Investments Limited  7 WLUK 589
See: Falcon Chambers - Nathaniel Duckworth and Caroline Shea QC appear for the landlord in London Kendal
- Riley’s Sports Bars (2014) Limited v. CGW Snooker LLP – to be heard in January 2020
- EE Limited and Hutchison 3G UK Limited v. Sir James H E Chichester & Others as Trustees of the Meyrick 1968 Combined Trust  UKUT 164
- Berkeley Square Investments Limited v. Berkeley Square Holdings Limited  UKUT 384
- Shaviram Normandy Limited v. Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council  UKUT 256
- Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust v. Housing Solutions Limited to be heard in the Supreme Court during 2020 (Court of Appeal citation: Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust v. Millgate Developments Limited  EWCA Civ 2679). Please click here for the decision of the Supreme Court in this case, which was handed down in November 2020.
- Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited v. Ashloch Limited  UKUT 338
- Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited v. Compton Beauchamp  EWCA Civ 1755
See our insight: Court of Appeal gives Code operators food for thought
- Coventry v. Lawrence  UKSC 50
See our insight: Rights to light: are injunctions a thing of the past?
- Shelfer v. City of London Electric Lighting Co (No. 1)  1 Ch. 287
- Beaumont Business Centres v. Florala Properties - case ongoing
See our insight: Will there be light at the end of the tunnel?
- Duval v. 11-13 Randolph Crescent Limited – Judgment awaited from the Supreme Court (Court of Appeal citation: Duval v. 11-13 Randolph Crescent Limited  EWCA Civ 2298)
See: Laura Bushaway speaks on the Estates Gazette podcast on the implications of the Duval v. 11-13 Randolph Avenue Crescent Limited case
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Construction & Infrastructure Seminar
Experts will give insights and analysis on Building & Fire Safety, Case law updates and global supply shortages.
The death of the skyscraper?
Claire Fallows and James Souter write for Estates Gazette on the findings from the Firm’s Skyscraper vs Groundscraper report
Skyscraper vs Groundscraper looks at how and why our building typologies arise and the associated legal issues.
Supply (chain) and demand
Examining the draft RPDT legislation
Helen Coward considers the important aspects of the draft legislation for the new residential property developer tax.
Property Patter: Dealing with Sporting Rights over Land
Sporting rights can cause issues particularly if they are granted over land which may be developed in the future.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Silbury Finance on a £55m facility to a Jersey unit trust
Silbury provides real estate development finance for professional developers seeking to acquire and build in the UK.
David Haines writes for Property Week on preparing for future pandemics
Since the onset of the pandemic, landlords and tenants have been grappling with how to deal with future pandemics in new leases.
Professional Indemnity Insurance – market conditions for consultants
The insurance market has become increasingly contracted in the construction sector.
Helen Coward writes for Tax Journal on the draft legislation for the new residential property developer tax
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It was another exciting year at the Arabian & African Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) .
Residential property developer tax: Draft legislation published and technical consultation launched
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Property Patter: the tactics of settlement offers
What impact can settlement offers have on costs?
Thirsty work – Reporting on data centre water usage and environmental measures in the EU
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Fiona Edmond and Mark Smith write for Property Week on data centres as an infrastructure asset class
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Save the date: 1 October 2021 - Notice periods for some residential tenancies to return to pre-pandemic position
The impact of COVID-19 on commercial and residential tenancies
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