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Legal update

3 July 2019 TFS Stores Ltd v The Designer Retail Outlet Centres (Mansfield) Ltd and others [2019] EWHC 1363 (Ch)

A rare case on the validity of the process to contract out of the security of tenure provisions contained in sections 24 to 28 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

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Legal update

3 July 2019 Co-operative Group Food Ltd v A & A Shah Properties Ltd and others [2019] EWHC 941(Ch)

One of the covenants given by a guarantor in a licence to assign was construed as a sub-guarantee and was therefore valid.

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Blog

6 December 2018 Supreme Court stops landlord from circumventing business tenant’s right of renewal with scheme of works designed solely to enable eviction

We previously reported on the High Court decision of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd in which it was held that a landlord’s motive could not prevent it from successfully utilising ‘ground (f)’ under s30(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 to oppose a lease renewal.

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20 November 2018 FCA whistleblowing review

The FCA are encouraged to find that the implementation of the new rules has encouraged financial institutions to manage whistleblowing cases and concerns fairly, consistently and in a manner that protects the individual whistleblower.

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30 October 2018 Business rates relief - less of a relief than we all hoped...

Well it’s been talked about over the last few weeks and today we’ve finally heard that the Chancellor promises to help small shops by cutting business rates by a third for all retailers in England with a rateable value of £51,000 or less.

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Blog

11 May 2018 Commission requires delivery service providers to reveal price lists with new rules

Rules to enhance regulatory oversight and improve pricing transparency of cross-border parcel delivery services were adopted by the European Council on 12 April 2018.

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28 February 2018 Ever present drama in the retail world as Maplin and Toys R Us fall into administration

As the country battles with snowy conditions, it looks as though the retail market faces an ever growing battle in the face of Brexit and changing consumer habits.

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15 September 2017 The London Fashion Week problem - Brexit and the protection of designs in the UK

London’s prized position as one of the ‘big four’ fashion capitals could be threatened by changes to IP protection following Brexit.

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Legal update

1 August 2017 Landlord succeeds in opposing business tenant’s right of renewal by contriving an entirely artificial scheme of works

The judgment in S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd [2017] EWHC 1670 (QB) was handed down on 3 July 2017, and it certainly makes for interesting reading.

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Blog

20 June 2017 Sainsbury’s response to Amazon’s entry into the grocery business

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s news of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Food, Sainsbury’s look to expand with a proposed acquisition of Nisa.

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