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Unless you have been living under a rock for the last three years, you will have heard something about the corruption case in Brazil that has led to the impeachment of the last president, the conviction of the one before and an investigation of the current one.

What is the price of safety? And who pays the price?

As the anniversary of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire approaches, Arthur Moore of Hardwicke examines Firstport Property Services Ltd v Various leaseholders of Citiscape LON/00AH/LSC/2017/0435, in which the First-tier Tribunal considered whether a managing company or leaseholders were liable to pay for measures to prevent a tower block fire. This article was first published on Practical Law's Property Blog.

A treatise in defence of ground rents

On 14 April, Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC’s EG column, “What on earth is ground rent for?”, set out why, in his view, there were many good reasons to abolish “pointless” ground rent on new leases, writes Simon Allison.

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Case comment: Phones 4U Ltd (In Administration) v EE Ltd [2018] EWHC 49 (Comm)

To what extent can a termination letter preserve rights under the contract? Can a party sue for damages for breach following termination, if that termination was done under a contractual termination clause and not for breach? A High Court (Comm) decision from January by Andrew Baker J has provided guidance.

Case Analysis: Interactive E Solutions JLT & Anor v O3b Africa Ltd

This is the latest in a line of modern Court of Appeal decisions in relation to exclusion clauses, their proper construction and the manner of their operation. The unusual aspect of this case related to a “carve-out” within the exclusion clause in relation to fraud and how that, in particular, was to take effect.