Registration and coffee
Commercial Property Leases: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Advice for Your Clients
Thu 7 November 2019
The Caledonian Club 9 Halkin Street London SW1X 7DR
Answers to 13 Thorny Questions: Directly from 7 QCs and Solicitors of Outstanding Ability
5 hrs CPD
£249 + VAT
Commercial Property Leases: shaping new law into solution-focused advice for your clients
Answered by: James Styles of Stephenson Harwood
James is “immensely experienced, a great communicator and at the forefront of developments.” He is actively advising household name clients on all aspects of real estate law.
Cutting through all the opinions, how do you demonstrate a “genuine intention” to redevelop in the light of S Franses v The Cavendish Hotel litigation?
What will sway the court?
Answered by: Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC
Guy is "a legend of the real estate Bar - genuinely pre-eminent - at the top of his game." He acted in S Franses v The Cavendish Hotel and co-wrote the ‘Handbook of Rent Review’.
Going beyond Canary Wharf v European Medicines Agency, how can you gain an edge for clients in alienation cases?
How can you expect the judges to react?
What counts and what will make a difference?
Answered by: Christopher Heather QC
Christopher is "a complete star - one of the very best silks - he is able to pick up cases and develop them in such interesting ways." He is sub-editor of ‘Service Charges & Management’.
What is realistic and achievable for a landlord seeking the forfeiture of a lease following SHB Realisations v Cribbs Mall?
What are the broader consequences for practice?
Answered by: Caroline Shea QC
Caroline is "decisive, technically impressive and pugnacious in the courtroom" and nominated for "Real Estate Silk of the Year (2019). She acted in the SHB litigation on forfeiture.
Which grey areas and unresolved arguments remain over break clauses, looking at (1) vacant possession, (2) reinstatement, (3) obligation to remove tenant's chattels and fixtures?
Answered by: Andrew Walker QC
Andrew is "one of the UK's most gifted real estate litigators.” “Phenomenally smart and commercial, his advice is very much in demand." He served as Chairman of the Bar for 2018.
Weighing up all the tactical scenarios, what is the potential for landlords to challenge CVAs for abuse of process and inequitable treatment of creditors?
Answered by: Raquel Agnello QC
Raquel is an "leading light; particularly sought-after for restructuring cases and CVAs." She sits in the High Court as a Deputy Insolvency and Companies Court Judge.
Electronic Communications Code
Which way is the wind blowing for cases coming under the Electronic Communications Code?
Which arguments can landlords deploy to preserve the value and long-term potential of their property assets?
Answered by: Brie Stevens-Hoare QC
Brie is "the go-to silk for heavy weight property work" and "Barrister of the Year (2019)." She acted for Evolution (Shinfield) LLP in one of the leading cases on the new Telecoms Code.
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