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Ilott v Mitson: The Lessons & Unanswered Questions

The long-awaited decision in the Ilott v Mitson case was finally handed down by the Supreme Court on 15 March 2017. In this seminar, Brie Stevens-Hoare QC and Edward Rowntree will discuss the unanswered questions and practical implications of the case.


‘Or’, ‘Or’ or ‘Or’: Construction of alternative notice provisions in a lease

In Grimes v The Trustees of the Essex Farmers & Union Hunt [2017] EWCA Civ 361, the Court of Appeal interpreted the service provisions for an Agricultural Notice to Quit and, in doing so, reaffirmed established principles of construction, even when the literal meaning of words led the Judge at first instance to a different conclusion. In this article, Jamal Demachkie (who acted for the Landlord at first instance, and was led by leading Counsel in the Court of Appeal) provides his analysis of this decision.


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