Case Studies

Commercial Property Leases on the Death of a Tenant

One of the key things a business must get right to ensure its ongoing success is the location it decides to trade from. Choosing the wrong property or entering into a poor commercial deal can really limit an enterprise’s potential or, in some cases, be the difference between commercial triumph and failure.

Contract Law and Force Majeure, Frustration and Illegality

When a company cannot complete work as agreed under a Contract the remedy is for the innocent party to seek compensation or damages for breach of contract or as an alternative (and in some cases it may not be appropriate) to seek a Court Order for specific performance if the contracting party is not able to perform and complete the work it has agreed to do.

Demand for Office Space is Alive and Well

One of the key things a business must get right to ensure its ongoing success is the location it decides to trade from. Choosing the wrong property or entering into a poor commercial deal can really limit an enterprise’s potential or, in some cases, be the difference between commercial triumph and failure.

A Question of Intestacy

Imagine this situation – a parent has written a Will leaving their estate to their 2 children in equal shares. Then after doing this, they make a gift of a substantial sum of money to the younger sibling to help them buy a house. If the parent then dies without making a similar gift to the older child, do we end up with an imbalance in the estate – would/should the older sibling expect to receive more from the estate to balance up the lifetime gift to their sibling? This is where the double portions rule is likely to be effective.

How COVID-19 has impacted Commercial Landlords and Tenants

One of the key things a business must get right to ensure its ongoing success is the location it decides to trade from. Choosing the wrong property or entering into a poor commercial deal can really limit an enterprise’s potential or, in some cases, be the difference between commercial triumph and failure.