Legal Updates


Supreme Court provides further guidance on when landlords may reasonably refuse a tenant’s request

08 Nov 2019

Sequent Nominees Ltd (Formerly Rotrust Nominees Ltd) (Sequent) v Hautford Ltd (Hautfort) [2019] UKSC 47 The UK’s highest Court has this week ruled that a freeholder was entitled to refuse consent for a leaseholder to apply for planning permission that might substantially enhance the tenant’s ability to buy out the freehold. In this case, the […]


Kuits successful appeal involving the interpretation of Section 265 of the Insolvency Act 1986.

31 Oct 2019

Manchester commercial law firm Kuits has been successful in an appeal involving the interpretation of Section 265 of the Insolvency Act 1986. Specialist insolvency solicitor for Kuits, Vanessa Stuart, acted on behalf of the Appellant, instructing barrister Eleanor Temple of Kings Chambers. In the case of David George Charlton v (1) Funding Circle Trustee Limited & […]


High Court finds that a landlord’s right to forfeiture cannot be altered by a CVA

24 Sep 2019

On 19 September 2019, the High Court ruled on the landlords’ challenge against Debenhams’ CVA and found:- 1. Future rent falls within the definition of a debt and therefore landlords are creditors bound by a CVA; 2. A CVA that reduced rent under an existing lease is not automatically unfair; 3. The right to forfeiture […]


HR Bulletin - August 2019

14 Aug 2019

Case Law Update Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Limited – Agency Worker Regs do not give agency workers entitlement to same hours as permanent employees The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 entitles an agency worker to the same conditions of work as a permanent employee. Mr Kocur was an agency worker providing temporary services to the […]

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